Discovery-owned pay-TV network Investigation Discovery has made a combined TV and podcast order, handing a commission to UK-based factual label Arrow Media for a three-part docuseries on serial killer Ed Kemper and 18 podcast episodes – both as part of its Mind Of A Monster brand.
The 3 x 60-minute The Co-Ed Killer: Mind Of A Monster will debut on true crime channel Investigation Discovery on 1 November and land on streaming platform Discovery+ on 2 November. It will reveal the untold story of the notorious serial killer, necrophile, cannibal and mother-hater, whose crimes rocked 1970s Santa Cruz.
The series is produced by John Owens and executive produced by Lucie Ridout and Tom Brisley for Arrow Media. Eugenie Vink is the executive producer for Investigation Discovery.
The first six of the 18 commissioned podcast episodes will accompany the TV series, with the 6 x 45-minute Mind Of A Monster: The Co-Ed Killer And Herbert Mullin, available on podcast platforms in the run-up to the TV premiere.
Tom Brisley, creative director at Arrow Media, commented: “Our feature documentary brand Mind Of A Monster has been a huge hit with the true crime audience. In our quest to shed new light on each of the film’s subjects, we both uncover and create a wealth of never-before-heard footage and audio.
“The uniqueness of feature docs of this nature depends entirely on the quality of access, and the Arrow team has exceptional access built on many long-standing relationships. In the process, we garner a huge amount of compelling material, so we are thrilled to be able to use the additional medium of podcasting to provide an even richer experience for the audience.”