When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story tells the tragic story of Falicia Blakely, a teen mom from Atlanta who grows up in the fast-lane. When she becomes an exotic dancer, she attracts the attention of local pimp and predator, Dino. His empty promises of a life together turn Falicia into a pawn in his dangerous games; and she’s forced to prove her love for him at the expense of innocent lives. The film premieres on Monday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on TV One.

The film is the feature directorial debut of veteran actress, Tasha Smith.

The real-life Falicia Blakely is currently serving life in prison.

In our ABFF review of the film Shadow & Act film critic, Iquo B. Essien stated, “The debut feature film of veteran actress Tasha Smith (Empire), the film showcases Smith’s sharp directorial instincts, masterful shots, and nuanced storytelling. Matched with solid, authentic writing from Cas Sigers-Beedles (Welcome to the Family and Girlfriends Getaway 1 & 2), this film is an absolute revelation.”

Watch the 5-minute super trailer for the film below, exclusively on Shadow & Act: