The disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway during a high school graduation trip to the island of Aruba in 2005 caused a media sensation. But no suspects were ever charged with a crime, and the specifics of Holloway’s fate remain a mystery to this day. Oxygen’s latest true-crime docuseries, however, aims to change that.
Like Cold Justice and The Jury Speaks, The Disappearance of Natalie Holloway promises a new break in a case that’s grown cold. The show follows Natalee’s father Dave Holloway, still searching for answers 12 years later, as he follows a new lead with the family’s longtime private investigator T.J. Ward. Having found someone who claimed to be roommates with one of the co-conspirators in Natalee’s disappearance, Dave will spend the series following these new threads and trying to finally get closure for his family.
“The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway is our first installment of a true crime franchise that follows real-time investigations inside the biggest missing person cases of the past century,” Oxygen executive Rod Aissa said in a statement. “This series gives viewers rare access to Dave Holloway’s gut-wrenching search for answers as he embarks on an immersive journey full of twists, turns and, most considerably, a new lead that could deliver justice for Natalie once and for all.”
The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway is set to premiere Saturday, Aug. 19 at 9 p.m. on Oxygen.