Peter Snider‘s jealousy over his wife Dorothy Stratten‘s rise in Hollywood ultimately turned him into a sick killer, a sneak peek clip reveals.
In the new show called Murder Made Me Famous: The “Playmate Killer”, the events leading up to the Playboy Model’s brutal death are retraced and retold.
“While hanging around the Playboy mansion, Dorothy runs into this Hollywood director Peter Bogdanovich, who she previously met at a party,” said Steve Helling, senior crime reporter for People magazine.
“When he met Dorothy, he went, ‘Oh my God, this girl is a major star,'” actress Colleen Camp recalled in the series.
Bogdanovich had just began casting for his upcoming movie They All Laughed and desperately wanted Dorothy to make her big debut in his movie.
But the 1980 Playmate of the Year quickly developed a romantic relationship with Bogdanovich — despite already being married to Snider for a year.
When Snider discovered their connection, his jealousy flew off the rails and would quickly lead to the murder-suicide of Stratten.
Police believe he raped Stratten and sexually abused her corpse as his last twisted obsession with her.
Watch a sneak peek of the clip above!
Murder Made Me Famous: The “Playmate Killer” premieres Saturday, May 13 at 8 pm ET/PT on Reelz.