Having a singleton or Zoom Galentine’s Day celebration? Why not dive right into a Lifetime story that is Ripped From The Headlines. This is the thriller, Death Saved My Life, starring Meagan Good (Think Like A Man), Chiké Okonkwo (The Birth Of A Nation) and La’Myia Good (The Wood) .
Death Saved My Life tells the story of a woman who faked her own death. Why would a woman ever do that? You need to see this Lifetime thriller, and the accompanying documentary, to find out!
Lifetime’s Death Saved My Life, Faking Death
According to Lifetime’s LMN synopsis, on the surface, it seems Jade (Good) has it all- She has a successful marketing career, a husband admired and respected in the community, and a young daughter they both dote on. But behind closed doors, her life is far from idyllic.
Her husband Ed (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.
And wait til you see Leigh, Jade’s sister (La’Myia Good)!
Catch the premiere of Lifetime’s Death Saved My Life on Saturday, February 13, at 8 p.m. Eastern
Behind The Headlines Story
Right after Lifetime’s Death Saved My Life, catch the real-life documentary, Beyond the Headlines: Faking Death. This will air on LMN at 10 p.m. Eastern. So pop a little extra popcorn and be ready for a shocking story!
In LMN’s Beyond the Headlines: Faking Death, we get a deep dive into why women fake their deaths. This starts out with writer Elizabeth Greenwood. She discusses her research on the phenomenon of “pseudocide.” That is the technical name for faking one’s own death.
Moreover, Greenwood takes Jade’s story from Death Saved My Life. From there, the author shares all of the reasons why a woman would fake her own death.
Is Lifetime Move Based On Real Story?
Although Lifetime has not specifically stated that Death Saved My Life is based on a particular story, many believe it is based on a real-life story. According to the BBC News, Noela Rukundo avoided getting killed by hitmen but faked her death in order to save her own life.
She loved her husband and they had three children. But, he decided to hire hitmen to kill her. Noela could not believe the man she loved would try to murder her. But, as LMN viewers know, there can be some deadly twists and turns in relationships. She survived, and now her story has inspired a Lifetime movie.