(PCM) Investigation Discovery is launching a new series, with the working title I Survived Evil, which will feature incredibly compelling and emotional stories of victims who fought back against their attackers and, against outstanding odds, survived and is slated to begin filming in August 2012.
Sure, she may have battled some pretty evil demons and hellmouths in her time as Cordelia, but her real-life incident of survival is more powerful and gripping than any fictional TV show. More than 20 years ago, Charisma and two friends were swimming at San Diego’s Torrey Pines State Beach in 1991 when they were violently attacked by an armed, rogue police officer. After being held at gunpoint, Charisma fought for her survival, but her two friends were both shot by the attacker and seriously wounded. The police officer was sentenced to 56 years in person for the attacks in addition to a series of rapes and robberies.
Charisma’s personal experience with a tragic nightmare and her always genuine personality provides us with even more reason to be on the lookout for this new series.