Both Series Distributed Internationally by Keshet International
London – Tuesday 20th September 2016 – UK based Woodcut Media has agreed a deal with the Sky free-to-air channel Pick to produce two new crime documentary series Britain’s Most Evil Killers and World’s Most Evil Killers. The series are scheduled to premiere on Pick in early 2017.
Britain’s Most Evil Killers (12 x 60’) and World’s Most Evil Killers (8 x 60’) examine some of the most dangerous and prolific murderers in the UK and worldwide, uncovering what drove them to commit such heinous crimes. The series focuses on notorious killers such as Fred and Rose West, Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, Marc Dutroux, Beverley Allitt and many more who made headline news whilst 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 them to kill, whilst delving into their insatiable appetite for murder and the chilling legacy they left behind.
“True Crime is one of Woodcut’s key areas of expertise, and the genre continues to generate substantial interest worldwide. We are delighted to announce our first deal with Pick, and look forward to delivering gripping series that highlight why these killers became so famous nationally and internationally,” said Kate Beal, CEO,Woodcut Media.
“Pick is committed to showing great crime television, with ‘Real Life Emergency’ programming as one of our core strands. We are therefore delighted to have worked with Woodcut Media to bring two first-class True Crime shows to the channel, with ‘Britain’ and the ‘World’s Most Evil Killers’ headlining in a key Thursday night slot next year,” said Stephen Ladlow, Director of Pick and Challenge.
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.
Pick is a free-to-air entertainment channel from Sky offering instantly enjoyable telly that’s easy to get in to. It is regarded as the home of ‘Real Life Emergency’ and ‘Popcorn Scripted’ programming on Freeview.
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 and Keshet Studios in the US) as well as its global distribution arm. KI’s catalogue consists of over 70 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.