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CBS Reality original is Written in Blood

Factual-headerSimon ToyneUK pay TV channel CBS Reality has commissioned an original true crime series from Endemol Shine North, Written in Blood.

The 10x60mins series will follow crime author Simon Toyne as he meets other crime fiction novelists such as Mark Billingham and Alex Marwood about how real life has inspired their work.

Each episode features a different criminal case, and use real life footage, and interviews with police officers, witnesses and affected family members. A podcast will accompany the cases.

“Our audience consumes crime across all media, so we were keen to bring the world of crime books on screen and investigate how literature is so often inspired by the true crimes the CBS Reality audience loves to watch,” said Sam Rowden, director of programming at CBS Reality and Written in Blood executive producer.

“A glimpse into the world of crime authors has brought a great new addition to the traditional true crime re-telling format, with Simon Toyne guiding us perfectly through this journey.”

Producer Endemol Shine North is part of Endemol Shine UK.