LIfetime’s ‘Girl In The Shed: The Kidnapping Of Abby Hernandez’ Is Based On True Story

Lifetime's Girl In The Shed, used with permission

Lifetime is airing a movie about the horrific, real-life kidnapping of Abby Hernandez. Girl In The Shed: The Kidnapping Of Abby Hernandez is the name of this movie.

This thriller stars Lindsay Navarro (Life XP, Haters Back Off), Erica Durance (Open By Christmas, North To Home), and Ben Savage (Love, Lights, Hanukkah!, Boy Meets World).

Michael Vickerman (Aurora Teagarden, Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries) wrote the script. Jessica Harmon (The 100, Deadly Secrets) is the director. In addition, Abigail Hernandez is the executive producer.

What Is Lifetime’s Girl In The Shed About?

According to The Futon Critic,  back in 2013, Abby Hernandez (Navarro) was a 14-year-old freshman. She vanished when she was walking home from school in North Conway, New Hampshire.

Her disappearance kicked off the state’s largest search. Moreover, Abby’s disappearance left her family, especially her mother Zenya (Durance), investigators, and the community mystified of her whereabouts.

Abby was taken by Nathaniel Kibby (Savage). In captivity, Abby was kept in a soundproof container. In addition, she was forced to wear a shock collar while enduring psychological, sexual, and emotional abuse.

Despite suffering daily torture, Abby fought to stay alive. She kept hoping that one day she could see her family again.

Lifetime Girl In The Shed, used with permission
Lifetime Girl In The Shed, used with permission

When Can You Watch Girl In The Shed?

Lifetime’s premiere of Girl In The Shed: The Kidnapping Of Abby Hernandez is on Saturday, February 26, at 8 p.m., Eastern.

Lindsay Navarro Proud To Portray Courageous Abby Hernandez

When Lifetime announced the premiere of Girl In The Shed, Lindsay Navarro, the actress portraying Abby went to Instagram to talk about this role. “After much waiting, I can share this now!! 🙏🏽
I’m so thankful to have been involved in bringing this incredible story of courage to the screen. Abby and Zenya are tremendous women. It was an honour to work alongside this team (made up of amazing human beings whom I miss dearly) and I’ll be forever grateful for this experience!”

Abby Hernandez Shares How ‘Survival Instincts’ Kicked In

Back in 2018, ABC’s 20/20 spoke to Abby Hernandez about this horrific ordeal. Abby was kidnapped walking home from school. However, for nine months, people were searching for her with no luck. She totally vanished. However, from the moment that she was abducted, she revealed that her “survival instincts, fueled by adrenaline” kicked in.

I remember thinking to myself ‘okay, I got to work with this guy.’ I said [to him], ‘I don’t judge you for this. If you let me go, I won’t tell anybody about this.’

Unfortunately, she could not convince him to let her go. Instead, she endured unimaginable torture and prayed for strength. “I remember I never said ‘amen’ in my mind.” She then continued, “I never wanted to end my prayers because I didn’t want God to leave me. I just really wanted to live.”

Don’t miss the premiere of The Girl In The Shed: The Kidnapping Of Abby Hernandez on Saturday, February 26, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on Lifetime.

Georgia Makitalo

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