If you ate Subway from 2000 to 2015, then there’s a good chance the name Jared Fogle sounds familiar. The story goes that between 1998 and 1999 Fogle lost over 240 pounds by switching his diet to Subway sandwiches. For the next 15 years, Fogle was Subway’s spokesperson, becoming a global sensation and empowering success story. However, Fogle was hiding a dark secret behind closed doors. He was a pedophile and the subsequent investigation to bring down Fogle is the issue Jared from the Subway: Catching a Monster.
The three-part documentation of ID Catch a monster chronicles Fogle’s meteoric rise as an inspirational hero and his tragic fall as a sexual predator. In 2015, Fogle and his business partner Russell Taylor were arrested and charged with multiple allegations of child endangerment. Many people know that Fogle was charged, but how those charges were discovered is the subject of the series.
One of the key characters in the true crime series is Florida journalist Rochelle Herman, who worked undercover for the FBI to capture disturbing and disturbing confessions from Fogle. Herman’s findings eventually led to authorities searching Fogle’s home, where they found evidence of child pornography. Through interviews with survivors of Fogle’s abuse, the documentary shows how “The Subway Guy” was a monster hiding behind his public persona.
“ID has always had a rich legacy of bringing incredible true crime documentaries to the airwaves. Jared from the Subway: Catching a Monster is a strong addition to our ever-growing roster of premium limited event series,” said Jason Sarlanis, President of Turner Networks, ID & HLN, Linear and Streaming. “Jared dressed up as a national hero while hiding a terrible side. We are so grateful to the women who, by boldly sharing their stories, are shedding light on this important issue that affects so many families across America.”
All three parts of Jared from the Subway: Catching a Monster will premiere back-to-back on Monday, March 6 at 9:00 p.m. and will be available to stream on Discovery+ the same day.