Well, we all knew it was coming. Fox 6 confirmed that Lifetime is now teaming up with Elizabeth Smart for "Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case," which will premiere April 27th.
A press release was sent out explaining that the 90-minute special will feature Smart's exculsive interviews with key players in the Closs case. She's also gathering other victims of abduction for discussion. So, although it hasn't been turned into a movie (yet), Lifetime is starting to dissect the case and everything that happened.
Part of the press release from A&E Networks describing the special (as it will run on Lifetime) is followed:
“This is the incredible survival story that riveted the nation. 13-year-old Jayme Closs, kidnapped from her home in Wisconsin, after watching her mother and father murdered before her eyes. After 88 days in captivity, which began in October 2018, Jayme managed to break free, run for help, and was ultimately rescued. The special is hosted by famed survivor Elizabeth Smart, who was held captive for nine months at the age of 14 until rescued by authorities. Now an activist and advocate for missing persons, Smart leads a roundtable of women who know Jayme’s nightmare all too well, including, Gina DeJesus, Katie Beers, Kara Robinson Chamberlin, Alicia Kozakiewicz, Denise Huskins and Sarah Maynard. These women are all survivors of their own infamous abductions, assaults and attacks and for the first time, are coming together with Elizabeth to help provide valuable insight to Jayme’s story. In addition, Elizabeth travels to Wisconsin to personally uncover new details and speaks with those closest to her and those vital in the rescue. Produced by Telepictures, Smart Justice is executive produced by Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey, Jeremy Spiegel and Scott Eldridge. Mioshi Hill and Gena McCarthy executive produce for Lifetime.”
According to Fox 6, Jake Patterson pleaded guilty on March 27th to not only kidnapping Jayme, but also killing her parents. Multiple reporters told Fox 6 News that Patterson said, "Bye, Jayme" as he was escorted out after the hearing.