Killer Role

Killer Role

NBC News

True Crime

7 episodes

The actress Wyn Reed had that powerful combination of charisma, beauty and smarts. She was such a talent that a team of movie producers couldn’t believe it when the 28 year-old Wyn agreed to play the lead — a killer—in their upcoming, small-budget, horror movie. What the filmmakers didn’t know, as they got on location, was that Wyn wasn’t really Wyn. That was all make believe. But the killer part? That was real. This original podcast series from Keith Morrison and Dateline NBC tells a story even Hollywood couldn’t have imagined. Subscribe now and join us for the first two episodes on April 13th.


  • 29 APR 2021
    6 - My Jaw Hit the Floor
    36m 41s

    Days before her trial was to begin, Tucker’s lawyer said he had proof of his client’s innocence: a recording of the shooting made by Tucker herself. Warning: This episode contains audio of violence which may be disturbing to some listeners.

  • 27 APR 2021
    5 - What Did You Do With the Gun?
    35m 12s

    Detectives want to know who fired and re-loaded the gun hours before Shane was shot.

  • 22 APR 2021
    4 - Oh, My God. That’s a .38
    33m 0s

    She was there to help with legal documents, but when a fatal shot rang out, she became a key witness.

  • 20 APR 2021
    3 - A Drop Dead Moment
    33m 35s

    The gun fired in an instant, but the backstory that preceded the shooting took years to unfold.

  • 13 APR 2021
    2 - It Just Went Off
    34m 31s

    The story Tucker told police sounded like a scene from a movie, but it was all too real.

  • 13 APR 2021
    1 - In the Dark
    33m 14s

    Indie filmmakers cast Wyn Reed as their star. What they didn’t know was that Wyn wasn’t Wyn.

  • 02 APR 2021
    Introducing: Killer Role
    2m 14s

    An actress playing a killer in a horror film is so good, you’d almost think she’d done it in real life. Turns out she had… Dateline’s Keith Morrison takes you inside a story where fiction and reality collide.