First original for AMC’s CBS Reality

DonalAMC Networks International has ordered Donal MacIntyre: Unsolved, the first original series for the UK and EMEA feed of CBS Reality channels, which is run as a JV with CBS.

Indie prodco Circle Films will make the 12x60mins series, which will launch on CBS Reality in the UK and across the EMEA region this autumn.

In the series, investigative journalist and presenter Donal MacIntyre will analyse notorious unsolved crime stories. He will use interviews and case files to explore why the cases in question were never solved.

CBS Reality became part of the AMC Networks International stable following AMC’s US$1 billion acquisition of Chellomedia, forming AMCNI – Zone.

MacIntyre (pictured) said: “I am delighted to be working with AMCNI – Zone, bringing some compelling stories and investigations to the screen with an exceptional team comprising of criminologists, forensic pathologists, ex-Scotland Yard Homicide detectives and others as we try to shed new light on high profile modern murder mysteries.”

Sam Rowden, director of programming, CBS Reality and new media, added: “We are pleased to have Donal MacIntyre and Circle Films as production partners on this home-grown crime series. Viewers’ appetite for crime mysteries has grown exponentially in recent months and we look forward to bringing local cold cases to CBS Reality in our autumn schedule.”

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