OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will premiere an all-new season of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with award-winning actor David Oyelowo (“Selma”) and former “Oprah” show guest Ashley Smith, who was held hostage by courthouse shooter Brian Nichols 10 years ago, and whose miraculous story of survival will be featured in upcoming feature film, “Captive,” in theaters on September 18.
Oyelowo plays Nichols in the new dramatic thriller, a man responsible for launching one of the most notorious manhunts in America after killing four people during his escape from an Atlanta courthouse. Nichols later forced his way into Smith’s apartment, holding her hostage for seven hours. During her 2005 visit to the “Oprah” show, Smith shares how turning to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, “The Purpose Driven Life,” not only helped her find purpose in her own life, but ultimately helped Nichols find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation that fateful day. During the episode, Smith also comes face to face with Nichol’s mother, Claritha Nichols, for the first time.
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