Lifetime’s ‘Caught In His Web’ Is Inspired By Actual Events: All The Details

LIfetime-Caught In His Web-used with permission Lifetime

Ready for another Lifetime thriller? Actual events inspired the Caught In His Web movie.

This thriller stars Alison Thornton (Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce, Dare Me), Malia Baker (The Baby-Sitters Club, Are You Afraid Of The Dark), Emma Tremblay (Supergirl, Psych: The Movie), Garcelle Beauvais (Coming 2 America, Tell Me A Story), Morgan Taylor Campbell (The Imperfects, Cruel Instruction), Burkely Duffield (Beyond, Warcraft: The Beginning), Donovan Stinson (Fantastic Four, Call Me Fitz), Sarah Strange (Garage Sale Mysteries, Snowpiercer), and Tom Pickett (An Unexpected Christmas, Five More Minutes.)

Emmy(R), Grammy(R), Tony(R), and Academy(R) Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg executive produced Caught In His Web. Hannah Cheesman (Star Trek: Discovery, Frankie Drake Mysteries) directed this Lifetime movie.  Danielle Iman (Swagger) wrote the script.

Lifetime’s Caught In His Web is inspired by actual events.

What Is Lifetime’s Caught In His Web About?

According to The Futon Critic, Caught in His Web tells the horrifying story of Emma (Thornton), Olivia (Baker), and Gabby (Tremblay)who are each unknowingly tormented by a mysterious cyber bully by the name “Blake.”

“Blake” has infiltrated each of their lives by hacking into their cell phones and computers. Moreover, “Blake” coerces them to send nude photos. In addition, “Blake” continually harasses them and tracks their every move.

Feeling extremely alone and experiencing anxiety, depression, and fear, the girls later discover they are not alone in being tormented. They decide to join forces and enlist the help of Detective Holland (Beauvais), in the hunt to unmask their harasser and finally end their nightmare.

Lifetime Caught In His Web used with permission from LIfetime.
Lifetime Caught In His Web used with permission from LIfetime.

When Can You Watch Lifetime’s Caught In His Web?

Lifetime’s Caught In His Web premieres on Saturday, February 19, at 8 p.m., Eastern.

Caught In His Web Star Talks About Thriller

Malia Baker recently spoke to The List about this chilling Lifetime movie. She revealed that unlike, other thrillers, “this one is different in such a documentary type of way, that it really did follow these young girls and it was real life.”

Baker also revealed a bit more about why Lifetime viewers will find this situation relatable. Moreover, she believes that a lot of young women are dealing with this very same situation.

We have our main protagonist, which is mostly Emma, and we see her going through the tough times, but alongside that, we see the friendship that builds and remains while having that trauma bond on all of this, and it’s really powerful. There’s moments in the film where we see other girls come forward and it’s this big, ‘Hey, that happened to me too,’ kind of thing, because it’s true. A lot of young girls are facing this nowadays. I used to go to public school. It wasn’t super insane to think that would happen, so I think it’s going to be really impactful for viewers to see that connection that forms all of this.

Don’t miss the premiere of Caught In His Web, on Saturday, February 19, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on Lifetime.

Georgia Makitalo

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