John Corbett in The Hunt for the I-5 Killer.

The Hunt for the I-5 Killer which premieres on the Crime & Investigation channel.

John Corbett (Sex and the City, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) stars in The Hunt for the I-5 Killer which premieres on the Crime & Investigation channel (DStv channel 171) on Friday, January 1 at 19:25

Based on the book by Ann Rule and co-starring Sara Canning (Vampire Diaries), this original movie is based on the haunting true story of the year-long manhunt for a killer suspected of murdering 14 victims and committing numerous sexual assaults up and down the I-5 highway corridor through California, Washington and Oregon.

Dave Kominek (Corbett) of the Marion County Sheriff's Department in Salem, Oregon is the lead investigator in the case of two cleaning women, Shari Hull and Beth Williams, who, at an office complex job site one evening, were raped and shot by an intruder. While Shari died from her injuries, Beth miraculously survived two gunshot wounds to her head. The perpetrator was wearing a hoodie, black gloves and had tape across the bridge of his nose.

In questioning a shaken Beth, Kominek believes the case may be tied to a series of robberies/sexual assaults/murders of females along Interstate-5 (I-5) - the primary highway running north-south along the United States west coast - each incident taking place within a few blocks of a highway off-ramp. In pulling together investigators from each of those cases, Kominek does believe they have a serial killer on the loose.

While more combined robberies/sexual assaults/murders of women occur along I-5, Kominek ends up leading an investigative task force to hunt down the killer, working on this case which takes a toll on his marriage and family life with his two sons. In addition, Beth, who has not been able to cope with life following the murder attempt, has transferred all of her attention on Dave, who she sees as her possible saviour and the only person who she believes truly knows everything about what she has gone through. Meanwhile, the killer may provide clues to what he has been doing to those closest to him, if they pay close enough attention to notice.

As the case unfolds and more victims come to light, a shocking twist comes into play - could the sadistic mass murderer possibly be a handsome, all-American athlete?