KESHET INTERNATIONAL CLOSES RTL PRE-SALE FOR WOODCUT MEDIA’S WORLD’S MOST EVIL KILLERS ACROSS GERMAN-SPEAKING EUROPE
REALSCREEN WASHINGTON DC, 24 January 2017 – Keshet International (KI) today announced a pre-sale for Woodcut Media’s true crime series World’s Most Evil Killers with RTL for German-speaking Europe. The extended 20 episode series, which free-to-air Sky UK channel Pick is lining up for broadcast this year, has been adjusted for local audiences and licensed to RTL in a multi-year deal.
World’s Most Evil Killers examines some of the most dangerous and prolific murderers in the UK and worldwide, uncovering what drove the perpetrators to commit such heinous crimes. The series focuses on notorious killers such as Fred and Rose West, “The Yorkshire Ripper” Peter Sutcliffe, Michael Ryan, Ed Gein, Fritz Honka, “The Milwaukee Cannibal” Jeffrey Dahmer – and many more who have made headline news while evoking fear and fascination in the public eye.
Through a series of compelling interviews including authentic first-hand accounts, expert views from leading criminologists, crime journalists and psychologists, archive footage and stylised reconstruction, each riveting episode investigates the triggers that drove the criminals to kill, whilst delving into their insatiable appetite for murder and the chilling legacy they left behind.
“Real crime is an important programme genre for RTL Group. I greatly look forward to working with our London colleagues at Woodcut and Keshet International on the international version of this thrilling series.“ Said Agnes Ostrop, Head of Special projects, RTL.
Nelly Feld, Head of Sales and Business Development Europe, at Keshet International, said “True crime continues to pull in viewers around the world and we couldn’t wish for a better platform in German speaking-Europe than RTL. World’s Most Evil Killers not only capitalises on this demand but also gives viewers the opportunity to look deeper into the motivations behind these notorious crimes and learn about the psychology that underpins each criminal’s actions.”
About Keshet International:
Keshet International is Keshet Media Group’s global distribution and production arm. Headed by CEO Alon Shtruzman, it includes Keshet’s local production outposts (Keshet UK, Keshet Asia, Keshet Studios in the US and Keshet MX in Mexico) as well as its global distribution arm.
KI’s catalogue consists of over 90 tried and tested properties that appeal to audiences worldwide, spanning all genres.
Highlights include hit drama Prisoners of War, the original Israeli version of prime time Emmy® winner Homeland; gripping espionage thriller False Flag; touching family drama The A Word; the high octane game show BOOM!; hit interactive talent show Rising Star and children’s talent show Master Class; reality dating format Girlfri3nds; and ‘buddy comedy’ Traffic Light, winner of an International Emmy Award.
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About Woodcut Media:
With offices in London and Hampshire, Woodcut Media, a member of the family of Bob & Co businesses, is one of the fastest growing indies in the UK producing a broad range of factual programming. In addition to being one of the leading true crime producers in the UK (Holloway: Women Behind Bars, The Krays: The Prison Years and Murder Casebook), Woodcut Media’s rapidly growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (Defenders of the Sky and Combat Trains),premium one off docs (The Ivy, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba) and factual entertainment shows (Around the World in 80 Tricks and Animal Antics). Woodcut Media’s operations are spearheaded by leading doc producer Kate Beal, alongside former BBC exec Derren Lawford as Creative Director and former Lion TV founder Jeremy Mills as Chairman.
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