New Söring Miniseries “The Promise”: Based on an Untrue Story

There’s a sucker born every minute, P.T. Barnum once may have said, and Söring keeps on finding more and more of them. Just when you thought Söringmania had bitten the dust, this announcement from Variety:

German banner Elsani & Neary Media and France’s Mediawan Rights are teaming up on “The Promise,” a true-crime TV series revolving around the gruesome murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom in 1985.

“The Promise” will tell the story of Jens Soering, who spent more than three decades in prison for the double murder of Nancy and Derek Haysom, the parents of his girlfriend at the time, Elizabeth Haysom. The latter was convicted of orchestrating the murder and sentenced to 90 years in prison. Soering was recently deported to Germany and Haysom to Canada. To this day, the chilling double murder case has not been entirely solved as new DNA evidence pointed to the presence of two unidentified men at the crime scene.

“The story of Jens and Elizabeth is not only a crime thriller, but also a gripping love story about fateful dependence,” said Elsani. “The case remains unsolved to this day and the search for the truth continues.”

“Jens and Liz’s journey from college to prison connects two dots that seem unreachably far away. Their story almost tortures me, that’s how painful it is,” said Markus.

Vetter, meanwhile, said “the story of Jens and Elizabeth has been with (him) for almost a decade.”

“I’m delighted to be able to contribute my expertise as part of the creative team. A fictional series opens up a new narrative scope,” added Vetter.

“Fictional”. Of course, I have already written to Ms. Elsani to let her know that the murders of Derek and Nancy Haysom have most definitely been solved, and that people Söring has defamed in the past will be scanning every frame of this miniseries for insinuations or falsehoods. Of course I won’t get any response, but it was worth a try.

Obviously, when and if this series gets made, I will be here to point out the lies and distortions. It’s a thankless, Sisyphean task, but in the future, I’ll have more help (stay tuned).

1 thought on “New Söring Miniseries “The Promise”: Based on an Untrue Story”

  1. This is a complete joke. I don’t know how they can make a fictional series without defaming individuals.
    And if it’s framed as a whodunit, how is that going to generate any interest?

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