HBO is premiering a new documentary Monday (Aug. 18) called “Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart,” which examines the media’s role in the country’s first murder trial that was televised “gavel-to-gavel.”

In 1991, Pamela Smart was accused (and subsequently convicted) of planning the 1990 murder of her husband Gregory. The resulting trial garnered massive media attention and “Captivated” looks to explores how that may have influenced the trial and sentencing. 

It features interviews with Smart herself, journalists who covered the case, the prosecuting and defending attorneys, inmates who served time with Smart, her childhood friends and, in the first interview since his release, one of the boys convicted alongside her.

Watch the above trailer for a sneak peek. “Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart” premieres Monday, Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."