Series Distributed Internationally by Woodcut International
For immediate release:
London/Hampshire – Thursday 11th March 2021 – UK indie Woodcut Media has been commissioned by Sky Crime UK to produce a compelling new true crime series The Killer Within. Currently in production, the first episode is scheduled to broadcast on the channel in April.
The Killer Within (10 x 1 hour) delves into what turns someone into a killer. Is there a specific trigger or is someone always destined to murder? Any homicide sends shockwaves through a community, torments detectives and baffles forensic investigators until a perpetrator is brought to justice. But the central question will always remain: what makes a seemingly ordinary person take another person’s life? This gripping series explores the making of a killer and unearths what drives someone to commit the most heinous of crimes. Whether it was premeditated or spontaneous, a revenge plot or the killer simply snapped, The Killer Within uncovers the true story behind each killer from the very beginning.
The Killer Within was commissioned by Emily-Jayne Wilde, Programming Lead, Sky Crime and Sky Witness. Executive producers are Kate Beal and Matthew Gordon, with Katie McDougall as series producer (Woodcut Media).
The new series is being distributed internationally by Woodcut International.
Kate Beal, CEO, Woodcut Media commented, “There are killers whose motives can be tracked to their upbringing or a specific incident, however others have completely baffled investigators. This illuminating series really examines the driving forces behind some of the most horrific murders and with some surprising results. We are really looking forward to its debut on Sky Crime next month and fans of the crime genre will not be disappointed.”
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About Woodcut Media:
With offices in London, Hampshire and Bristol, Woodcut Media, (part of the Anthology Group of businesses), is one of the leading indies in the UK, producing a broad range of factual programming. A leading true crime producer (Surviving a Serial Killer, Murder at My Door with Kym Marsh, The Beverley Allitt Tapes, The Killer in My Family, World’s Most Evil Killers), Woodcut’s growing catalogue also includes specialist factual series (Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute by Minute, The Secret History of World War II and the hit ‘Combat’ franchise, Combat Ships, Combat Trains, Combat Machines..), premium docs (Fiennes: Return to the Nile, Cut From A Different Cloth and Mandela, My Dad and Me featuring Idris Elba and The Ivy..) factual entertainment shows (How Hacks Work, Around the World in 80 Tricks, Paranormal Captured..). Woodcut works with multiple broadcasters worldwide such as Channel 5, Sky, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, Discovery and CI etc. Towards the end of 2020 and as part of the company’s continued expansion, Woodcut launched Woodcut International, a distribution division, as well as a new Bristol-based production operation Woodcut West which specialises in natural history and high-end specialist factual. www.woodcutmedia.com