Death Saved My Life premieres on Lifetime Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 pm.
Inspired by true events, a woman who is in an abusive relationship fakes her death to escape her controlling husband. The trailer starring Megan Good, La’Miya Good, and Chiké Okonkwo shows us an intense preview of what is to come. After watching the trailer you will be left wanting to know how it all ends. Watch the full trailer below.
What is the movie about?
Jade (Meagan Good) appears to be living her best life, she has it all, a successful marketing career, a husband admired and respected in the community, and a young daughter. However a lot like the old saying goes, everything that glitters isn’t gold. Behind closed doors, her life is far from perfect or ideal. Her husband Ed (Chiké Okonkwo) is a controlling man who is physically and psychologically abusive. When Jade decides to leave Ed, he tells her “If I can’t have you, nobody will,” a threat which becomes very real when she discovers he has hired someone to kill her. Knowing no one will believe her, Jade realizes the only way to escape Ed is to make him believe the hitman completed the job and that she is dead. La’Myia Good — Megan’s real sister, plays Jade’s sister Leigh.
Death Saved My Life is produced by Jarrett Creative. Executively produced by Julie Insogna Jarrett, Seth Jarrett, and Meagan Good. Seth Jarrett directs from a script that was written by Barbara Kymlicka. The film will air as a part of Lifetime’s Ripped from the headlines.
In Beyond The Headlines: Faking Death, writer Elizabeth Greenwood discussed her research on the phenomenon of “pseudocide” also known as faking one’s own death. Based on the experience of Jane in Death Saved My Life, Greenwood discussed the main reason why women tend to fake their deaths, and why women disappearing in books and movies have become so popular. She also discuss real-life cases of those who have faked their death and why people resort to this option. This topic is so important and these situations happen far too often. You do not want to miss out on this amazing movie that tells the horrid truth that women face daily.