True crime enthusiasts will definitely want to tune into Children of the Underground, a new five-episode docuseries on FX. The show follows the story of Faye Yager, an activist who built up a network designed to protect women and children from abusive husbands and fathers.
Yager essentially established a secret network to get the women and children away from domestic violence and hide them.
“One more kid they don’t get their hands on. And I double-dare them to come after me,” Yager told the Sun Sentinel.
Keep reading to get some background information on the series and find out where to tune in.
Children of the Underground comes to FX and streaming services
The network FX owns the Children of the Underground docuseries, but that’s not the only place that viewers can tune in. Hulu, DirecTV Stream, and FuboTV all have access to the episodes. Viewers can watch through these platforms with a paid subscription.
But what exactly is the series all about?
“Children of the Underground tells the pulse-pounding true story of charismatic vigilante Faye Yager, who built a vast underground network that hid hundreds of mothers and children, saving them from the alleged abuse of husbands and fathers when a broken court system would not,” the official synopsis from the FX website reads.
“Stepping out into the spotlight of daytime TV talk shows to raise awareness for the cause, Yager placed herself in the crosshairs of the FBI, setting off a highly publicized trial that raised the specter of a dark side to the movement,” the synopsis continues. “When she helped the ex-wife and children of the wealthy banker who pioneered the ATM disappear, Yager finally met her match and a loud public reckoning was at hand. Was Faye Yager actually the saint so many people made her out to be? Enter the true story of her Underground and learn the tangled truth about this visionary but haunted heroine.”
Where is Faye Yager today?
Although Faye Yager’s group was most active throughout the 1980s and 90s, she claims it’s still active to this day.
“My group still exists,” Yager told Newsweek in 2016. “It’s much harder… You can still do it, you’ve just got to have a lot more—I don’t want to get into that too much. The FBI just seizes the moment with that, especially where I’m concerned.”
Although Faye Yager managed to help many victims of domestic abuse escape, many took issue with the fact that she was technically harboring fugitives illegally. It’s definitely a difficult situation to navigate, but many people are forever grateful for Yager’s help.
Those interested in catching a preview of the series can do so here:
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