Peacock has announced that docuseries Born for Business will hit the streaming service on August 23, and they’ve also released the trailer for Monster in the Shadows, the true-crime docuseries streaming August 26.
Born for Business spotlights the untold stories of four entrepreneurs with disabilities. Each tackles the complexities of their individual businesses while giving viewers an insider’s look at what it takes to launch and run a thriving small business.
Just as each entrepreneur is on the brink of success, they must navigate the challenges of being a small business owner amidst the pandemic.
The docuseries, which consists of 10 episodes all dropping at launch, highlights the ups and downs of running your own business. The series tells the stories of:
Qiana Allen of Culture’s Closet, a fashionista with lupus who opened a plus-sized boutique which quickly became one of America’s top plus-size clothing stores
Collette Divitto of Collettey’s Cookies, a baker with Down syndrome who owns a successful cookie brand that employs people with disabilities.
Chris Triebes of The Congregation Presents, a single father with spinal muscular atrophy (type III) who is making waves in the music industry with his concert production company, two venues, and music festival ticket service.
Lexi Zanghi of Always Reason, a millennial entrepreneur with anxiety who runs a three-year-old fashion brand that will soon expand to its first physical location.
Born for Business is produced by Shopify Studios and Bunim/Murray Productions, the Emmy Award-winning creators of Born This Way.
Tobi Lütke, Pam Silverstein, Gil Goldschein, Jonathan Murray, Julie Pizzi, Erica Ross, Jonathan Stern, and Laura Korkoian serve as executive producers and Jacob Lane and Millee Taggart-Ratcliffe serve as co-executive producers.
Monster in the Shadows consists of three episodes all dropping at once on August 26. The series explores several theories of what happened to Brittney Wood.
The disappearance of Brittney shocked and captivated the entire state of Alabama in 2012. This led to a shocking revelation about Brittney’s family causing her disappearance to become forgotten in the public eye.
Brittney’s mother Chessie continues the search for her daughter after the police investigation. Revealed through gripping plot twists, we discover the horrific truth Brittney’s family was hiding. Exploring a web of lies and deceit that spanned an entire family, with the mother still searching for answers, will we ever find out what happened to Brittney?
“I wanted to make a crime documentary that could actually help the family. I started researching missing person cases in America and I was blown away by the amount there were,” said director and producer Thomas Leader.
He added: “Even though there are tens of thousands of missing people, what happened to Brittney Wood stands out. There are so many unanswered questions that I wanted to get answers for, so many twists and turns that I wanted to understand better.”
Monsters in the Shadows was directed, produced and edited by Thomas Leader. Jo Ray executive produces and Simon Douglas servers as cinematographer. The docuseries is distributed by Espresso Media International.