The streaming platform CBS All Access has released an announcement that concerns the development of television adaptation of the serial killer podcast Happy Face, according to Deadline. The Happy Face podcast has released two seasons of twenty to forty-minute long episodes, amassing a total of eighteen in the process. The podcast is currently produced by the podcast conglomerate iHeart Media and its television series will be under the supervision of Jennifer Cacicio (Your Honor) and Robert and Michelle King (The Good Fight).
Happy Face is a podcast that surrounds the retelling of Melissa Moore’s life with a father who turned out to be a serial killer, Keith Hunter Jesperson. Moore, who has provided contributions to The Dr. Oz Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show, has attempted to cut off all ties with her murderous father. However, she has been contacted by her father concerning other victims and her podcast works into the investigation of these cases and the family of the victims. In the second season of the podcast, the narrative follows the life of Becky Babcock who details the murder and attempted murders of her mother Diane Down.
The series will be co-produced by CBS Television Studios and iHeartMedia in addition to producing help from King Size Productions. Currently, there is no announced expected premiere date for the adaptation series. Yet, due to recent developments, the series will most likely not air under the CBS All Access streaming name as it was announced that the streaming service will rebrand itself as Paramount+ in the coming future.