LONDON, Wednesday 31st May 2017: A+E Networks® UK has commissioned Woodcut Media to produce a new documentary series, Jo Frost on Killer Kids, which will premiere on Crime + Investigation in the UK this autumn.
The 4×60’ documentary series will explore the shocking subject of children who commit murder. Each episode explores a different topic including children who kill a family member, children who kill at school and children who kill other children. Presented by parenting expert Jo Frost, the series examines cases that left the nation shocked to the core, investigating what led these children to commit murder and asks the question, are some children born evil?
Jo Frost on Killer Kids is commissioned by Koulla Anastasi, Director of Crime + Investigation (CI) at A+E Networks® UK.
Anastasi commented: “We are a delighted to welcome Jo Frost to Crime + Investigation’s growing stable of talent. With her extensive experience of working closely with children and challenged families, Jo will add context and insight to this compelling and exclusive new UK commission.”
Jo Frost on Killer Kids is produced by Woodcut Media and co-produced with Krempelwood Entertainment. Executive Producers are Diana Carter for A+E Networks UK, Jo Frost for Nanny Jo Productions, Kate Beal and Derren Lawford for Woodcut Media, alongside Series Producer Nick Mavroidakis who produced the hit World’s Most Evil Killers.
The series will be distributed internationally by Keshet International.
Kate Beal, CEO, Woodcut Media said: “Jo Frost’s unique take will offer a fresh approach to this challenging topic as we explore the question of whether people are born evil, or if it’s a case of nature or nurture. Having forged a solid working relationship over the years with Crime + Investigation, we know this is the perfect platform to launch this fascinating new series.”
Jo Frost said: “How families function and observing behaviour patterns for decades led me very keen to develop this idea. Given Woodcut Media’s reputation in true crime, I knew they would be the perfect partner to team up with for this series. I’m extremely excited to be doing my debut documentary series for Crime + Investigation on such an important and yet gripping issue.”
Jo Frost on Killer Kids is due to air on Crime + Investigation in the UK in the autumn 2017.
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Notes to Editors
About A+E Networks® UK
A+E Networks® UK is a joint venture between A+E Networks® and Sky. Its portfolio of quality factual and entertainment channels includes HISTORY®, Lifetime®, Crime + Investigation®, H2® and new free-to-air channel BLAZE™. A+E Networks UK launched in November 1995 and now operates 18 channels, broadcasting into 56 million homes across 102 countries in the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe, Africa and
the Middle East. The venture has offices in London, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Johannesburg.
About Crime + Investigation™
Crime + Investigation® opens the door to the complex, compelling world of real crime, taking viewers on a journey in pursuit of truth, justice and a better understanding of criminal behaviour. Each journey is personal and emotional, telling the story through investigators, experts and those most affected. The channel is home to top-rating series such as Crimes That Shook Britain, Britain’s Darkest Taboos, Homicide Hunter and Cold Case Files. CI is available in more than 50million households in 18 languages.
About Nanny Jo Productions:
Nanny Jo Productions is a new division of The Jo Frost Brand in the UK & USA founded by Frost who has spent over a decade co-producing and executive producing Supernanny: Ch4/ABC, Family Matters: ITV; to focus on developing integral, factual family programming. Nanny Jo Production’s latest format Jo Frost – Nanny on Tour: RTL/UP, continues in its international success airing in over 20 countries worldwide.
About Krempelwood Entertainment:
Krempelwood Entertainment was launched in August 2015 offering broadcasters and production companies an alternative source of programme finance. Programmes announced financed by Krempelwood Entertainment include Treasures of the British Library for Sky Arts, Tour de Celeb for Channel 5, Ronnie O’Sullivan’s American Hustle and Alfie Allen’s Story of Football both for History Channel, Vardy’s Academy for Sky Sports and One Night With My Ex for Channel 5.
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. Woodcut Media also featured in the 2017 Realscreen Global 100.
About Keshet International:
Keshet International (KI) is Keshet Media Group’s global distribution and production arm. Headed by CEO Alon Shtruzman, it includes KI’s local production subsidiaries (Keshet UK, Keshet Asia, Keshet MX in Mexico, Keshet Studios in the US and Tresor Produktions in Germany) as well as Keshet International Gaming, Keshet Films and its global distribution arm. KI’s catalogue spans all genres including drama, comedy, game show, talent show, documentaries, factual entertainment/reality dating and kids and includes both original content developed within the KI network of companies and select third party IP.
For more information please contact:
Leigh Turnbull, Premier Communications Leigh.Turnbull@premiercomms.com / Tel: 0207 292 6469
Barbara Pianca, A+E Networks Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Latto (for Jo Frost) email@example.com
Celine Xerri-Brook, Magena Media (for Woodcut Media) firstname.lastname@example.org