Meagan Good stars in Lifetime's upcoming "Ripped from the Headlines" film, Death Saved My Life. The trailer for the film was released Friday.
Also starring La'Miya Good and Chike Okonkwo, Death Saved My Life follows a woman who appears to live a charmed life, but unbeknownst to others, she suffers from an abusive marriage.
According to the official description:
On the surface it seems Jade (Meagan Good) has it all, a successful marketing career, a husband admired and respected in the community, and a young daughter they both dote on. But behind closed doors, her life is far from idyllic. Her husband Ed (Chiké Okonkwo) is a controlling man who is physically and psychologically abusive. When Jade decides to leave Ed, he tells her "If I can't have you, nobody will," a threat which becomes very real when she discovers he has hired someone to kill her. Knowing no one will believe her, Jade realizes the only way to escape Ed is to make him believe the hitman completed the job and that she is dead. La’Myia Good plays Jade’s sister Leigh.
A special called Beyond the Headlines: Faking Death, writer Elizabeth Greenwood will talk about the connections between Death Saved My Life and the real phenomenon of "pseudocide," or faking one's own death. Greenwood will expound on why some women feel faking their death is their only option via real life examples, as well as why pseudocide is a popular trope in media.
Death Saved My Life is written by Barbara Kymlicka and executive produced by Meagan Good, Jolie Insogna Jarrett and Seth Jarrett. The Jarretts are producing through their production company Jarrett Creative with Seth Jarrett directing.