January 28th, 2019

Three Identical Strangers Most-Watched CNN Film Premiere Ever


The CNN Films documentary Three Identical Strangers, the astounding true story of triplets separated at birth, reunited through coincidence as adults, only to later learn of a dark secret behind their separation, debuted as the network’s most-watched CNN Film premiere to date.  The film was also #1 in cable news last night in both the key demographic adults 25-54 and total viewers.




Three Identical Strangers is scheduled to air again on CNN Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9:00pm and 11:00pm Eastern.

A companion podcast series, Three Identical Strangers: The Science Behind the Story with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is now available. Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, talks about the film and the issues that are raised within, with the filmmakers, psychologists, and others.

About CNN Films
CNN Films produces and acquires documentary feature and short films for theatrical and festival exhibition and distribution across CNN’s multiple platforms. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees the strategy for CNN Films.  Courtney Sexton, vice president for CNN Films, works day-to-day with filmmakers to oversee projects.  Three Identical Strangers is directed by Tim Wardle and was theatrically distributed by Neon.

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