THIRD SEASON OF WOODCUT MEDIA’S CRIME SERIES
BRITAINS MOST EVIL KILLERS AND WORLD’S MOST EVIL KILLERS GREENLIT
Worldwide Distributors Keshet International to Present to Buyers during MIPTV
For Immediate Release:
London –Thursday 22nd March 2018 – Woodcut Media has finalised a deal to produce a third season of the hit true crime series Britain’s Most Evil Killers (10 x 60’) and its international counterpart World’s Most Evil Killers (10 x 60’). Season three is scheduled to TX in the UK on free-to-air channel Pick in 2019.
Britain’s Most Evil Killers and World’s Most Evil Killers delve into the gripping real-life stories of the world’s most terrifying and prolific killers. From Ted Bundy to Aileen Wuornos, Robert Black to Gary Ridgway- The Green River Killer. Each episode focuses on one notorious killer and features authentic first-hand accounts of their behaviour, from the detectives who worked on the case, journalists who reported on the stories, relatives and at times survivors, alongside series experts who provide analysis on each gripping story.
Criminologists, crime journalists, authors and psychologists examine how and why each killer made headlines both nationally and internationally and why they still continue to evoke fear and fascination in the public eye. The gripping series retells each shocking tale using a combination of compelling interviews, narration, archive footage and stylized reconstruction.
The deal was brokered for Pick by Acquisitions Manager Sophie Judge and both series will be distributed internationally by Keshet International who will be presenting to buyers during the upcoming MIPTV.
“We have been focused on creating true crime documentaries that are capable of delivering great ratings and are repeatable for broadcasters and this series definitely delivers! Pick has been a great platform for this genre and recommissioning a third season speaks for itself,” said Kate Beal, CEO, Woodcut Media.
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 (Jo Frost on Killer Kids, World’s Most Evil Killers, and The Krays: The Prison Years), Woodcut Media’s rapidly growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (Wings of War, Combat Machines, Defenders of the Sky), premium one off docs (The Ivy, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba) and factual entertainment shows (How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks and Animal Antics). Woodcut Media’s operations are spearheaded by leading doc producer and CEO, Kate Beal, alongside former BBC exec Derren Lawford as Creative Director and former Lion TV founder Jeremy Mills as Chairman. Woodcut Media also featured in the 2017 Realscreen Global 100. www.woodcutmedia.com
About Bob & Co Group:
The Bob & Co group is made up of TV, film and theatre production companies, operating across the UK and internationally, partnered with an FCA regulated media investment fund. The group combines creativity with financial expertise to develop and produce scripted, unscripted, television, film, digital and theatre content. The group was set up by Bob Benton as a bridge to connect creativity with finance. Having enjoyed a 30 year career in broking and investment banking, Bob transferred his expertise to the development and production of media content. Hilary Strong joined the group as Chief Executive Officer in 2017.
Pick is a free-to-air entertainment channel offering instantly enjoyable television. It is regarded as the home of ‘Shocking True Crime’, ‘Unmissable Real Life’ and ‘Big US Drama’ programming on Freeview with highlights including US horror dramas Z Nation and Slasher (created by Writer’s Guild Of Canada-winner Aaron Martin), and long-running real life documentary series Monkey Life, narrated by Ralf Little. The channel is also the UK home of ‘Blue Light’ documentaries, Police Force: Australia and Border Security: America’s Frontline.
About Keshet International:
Keshet International is a leading global content and media producer and distributor. It is part of the Keshet Media Group which also owns Keshet 12, Israel’s leading commercial broadcaster for 25 years. KI is headed by CEO Alon Shtruzman and its portfolio includes the company’s local production and distribution subsidiaries: Keshet UK, Keshet Studios in the US, Tresor Produktions in Germany, Keshet Asia, Keshet MX in Mexico, as well as Keshet Digital Studios, Keshet Films, Keshet International Gaming and the global distribution arm. KI’s catalogue represents the entire range of programming genres including drama, comedy, entertainment, factual and kids’. KI offers original content developed within its network of companies as well as curated third party IP. Catalogue highlights include hit drama Prisoners of War, upon which the prime time Emmy® winner Homeland was based; gripping espionage thriller False Flag; high octane game show BOOM!; successful talent shows Rising Star and Master Class and international Emmy® Award-winning ‘buddy comedy’ Traffic Light.
Celine Xerri-Brook, Magena Media
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For Keshet International
Melanie Webb (Franklin Rae)
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