By Bruce Haring

Accused Gilgo Beach killer Rex Heuermann appears in court.
Accused Gilgo Beach killer Rex Heuermann (center) appears in court.James Carbone/Newsday RM via Getty Images

Deadline has confirmed that Peacock is working on a documentary series that will follow the family of accused Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Rex Heuermann as they cope with his upcoming trial and their shattered lives.

Some reports have indicated that the family will receive upwards of $1 million for participating. Peacock had no comment on the alleged payment.

Heuermann stands accused of the murders of Amber Lynn Costello, 27, Melissa Barthelemy, 24, and Megan Waterman, 22, whose remains were found on Gilgo Beach in Long Island, New York between 2010 and 2011.  He is also a suspect in several other killings in that area.

Before his arrest, Heuermann ran his own Manhattan architectural firm. He was arrested on a sidewalk in the city.

His estranged wife, Asa Ellerup, and their two adult children, Victoria and Christopher, have reportedly sold their life rights. They were seen at his arraignment this week. Ellerup has filed for divorce.

The attorneys for Heuermann are also reportedly receiving payments for their participation.

Speaking to NewsNation’s Ashley Banfield, attorney Vess Mitev said the family’s “existence now is bleak and as hardscrabble as you can imagine” in the wake of Heuermann’s arrest.