For Immediate Release:
London – Thursday 5th November 2020 – Indie producer Woodcut Media and international producer and distributor Keshet International have reached another milestone with the announcement of Season 5 of the hit franchise series Britain’s Most Evil Killers and World’s Most Evil Killers, commissioned by SKY Crime. The new season is scheduled to TX on the channel as of the 10th of November 2020.
UK viewers and audiences worldwide continue to enjoy this true crime series which delves into the gripping real-life stories of some of the most terrifying and prolific murderers in the UK and worldwide.
Season 5 of Britain’s Most Evil Killers (10 x 1 hr) and World’s Most Evil Killers (10 x 1 hr) covers the horrendous crimes committed by the likes of Philip Austin, Russell Bishop (‘Babes in the Wood’ murders), Colin Pitchfork, William Bonin (aka ‘The Freeway Killer’) who murdered 14 innocent victims and was ultimately executed via lethal injection in 1996, Douglas Daniel Clark and his accomplice, Carol M. Bundy known as The Sunset Strip killers who embarked on a murder rampage that shocked Los Angeles, and more.
Each episode includes first-hand accounts, compelling interviews, archive footage, recreations, and in-depth analysis from some of the world’s leading criminologists, crime journalists and psychologists as they try to understand the motivation and backstory that drove these individuals to commit such horrific acts.
Kate Beal, CEO, Woodcut Media said: “We first partnered with Keshet International on this series back in 2016, with the first episodes premiering on Sky in early 2017. We knew we had a strong concept at the time, but we never could have envisaged this level of response from viewers in the UK and worldwide. With each new season we have delved deeper into the minds of these killers in order to try to understand and unlock the motivations behind so many of their shocking crimes, and we are confident Season 5 will deliver on all levels.”
As worldwide distributor for all five 20×60’ series produced to date (totalling 100 episodes), KI has sold World’s Most Evil Killers into numerous territories in Europe, CIS, the Middle East, SPac and the US, including RTL (Germany), AMC Networks (EMEA), Foxtel (Australia), Bell Media (French-speaking Canada) and Reelz (United States), with discussions on-going with current and new broadcast partners.
Keren Shahar, COO and President of Distribution, Keshet International said: “Our on-going partnership with Woodcut Media to support this enduring franchise is great news for everyone involved, not least the broadcasters – those who picked it up right from the start, and those that are joining us now, when we have 100 high-quality episodes to offer. Each episode of World’s Most Evil Killers is brilliantly constructed and produced, making every single one captivating viewing.”
Britain’s Most Evil Killers and World’s Most Evil Killers Season 5 was commissioned by Emily-Jayne Wilde for SKY. Executive producers for Woodcut Media are Kate Beal, and Koulla Anastasi. Series Producer is Beth Parkes.
About Woodcut Media:
With offices in London and Hampshire, Woodcut Media, (part of the Anthology Group of businesses), is one of the fastest growing Indies in the UK, producing a broad range of factual programming. A leading true crime producer in the UK (Murder at My Door with Kym Marsh, The Beverley Allitt Tapes, The Killer in My Family, How I Caught the Killer, Jo Frost on Killer Kids, World’s Most Evil Killers, The Krays: The Prison Years), Woodcut’s growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (The Secret History of World War II, Royals on the Frontline, Wings of War, the hit ‘Combat’ franchise, Combat Ships, Combat Trains, Combat Machines, Combat Machines), premium docs (Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute by Minute, Fiennes: Return to the Nile with Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba, The Ivy and Football: A Brief History by Alfie Allen ) factual entertainment shows (World’s Greatest Palaces, How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks, Paranormal Captured, World’s Scariest Hauntings). Woodcut has secured a broad range of commissions from multiple broadcasters worldwide including Channel 5, Sky, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, Discovery, CI, etc In October 2020 and as part of the companies continued expansion, Woodcut launched Woodcut International, a distribution division focusing on the global sales of select titles from the producers catalogue. www.woodcutmedia.com
About the Anthology Group:
The Anthology Group is made up of Anthology Studios, Anthology Theatre and Anthology Estates. Anthology Studios is currently six television and film production companies and a licensing company, all operating across the UK and internationally. Anthology Theatre is made up of a media investment fund advised by FCA regulated Anthology Advisory Partners and a theatre production company. The group combines creativity and financial expertise to develop and produce scripted and unscripted, television, film, digital and theatre content. The group was founded by Bob Benton. Hilary Strong is Group Chief Executive Officer. Carolyn Bennett is Chair of the group parent Anthology Media. http://theanthologygroup.co.uk/
About Keshet International:
A leading global content producer and distributor, Keshet International (KI) has a network of production companies and distribution hubs – KI in Tel Aviv, Keshet Productions in London, Tresor in Germany, Keshet Studios‘ two offices in the US (Los Angeles and New York), and a majority stake in Greenbird Media. Beyond developing and producing original content within this network, KI offers acquired content from its global partners as well as Keshet 12 in Israel and the KI Content Fund. KI is a part of the Keshet Media Group, Israel’s most successful media company. www.keshetinternational.com