New York-based film and TV studio and streaming network FilmRise Jan. 24 announced a co-production and distribution deal with Blue Ant International for a new true crime series with a voyeuristic twist, “Killers: Caught on Camera.”
The 10-episode true crime series aims to give viewers a front-row seat to footage and analysis of bad decisions and acts of pure evil, according to a FilmRise press release.
“[The series is] captivating … and we are confident that it will be another favorite among this genre’s audience,” Max Einhorn, SVP of acquisitions and co- productions of FilmRise, said in a statement.
The series was co-developed between Blue Ant and back2back productions, with additional financing from CBS Reality, Seven.One Entertainment Group and Viaplay Group. FilmRise secured all exclusive distribution rights in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. CBS Reality secured exclusive broadcast rights in the United Kingdom and Africa.
The series incorporates video footage from home security cameras, CCTV, and dashcams helping detectives catch perpetrators.
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Family members of victims and law enforcement provide first-hand accounts of how the chilling events unfold while experts, including criminal psychologist Dr. Julia Shaw, dissect the darkest corners of the criminal mind. Shaw, a psychological scientist specializing in false memory and criminal psychology, is most notably known as the co-host of BBC Sounds’ No. 1 podcast “Bad People,” which analyzes and tries to understand the behavior of murderers, sex offenders, cannibals and serial killers.
“Shocking, revealing and emotionally charged, [the show] takes the viewer to the very heart of each and every manhunt, as investigators use everything at their disposal to track down the person responsible,” David Notman-Watt, founder/managing director back2back productions, said in a statement.
The deal was negotiated by Einhorn and Ben Barrett, global head of content financing and partnerships of Blue Ant. FilmRise’s Danny Fisher and Einhorn serve as executive producers, alongside Notman Watt, Sam Rowden and Jess Rampling from CBS Reality.