UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a documentary feature exploring the allegations of sex trafficking against Ghislaine Maxwell in connection to her relationship with the late, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Fremantle UK will produce Ghislaine (working title), which will include interviews with key figures at the heart of the scandal, including alleged victims and Maxwell’s siblings.
Maxwell is currently awaiting trial in a US jail and denies her alleged involvement in the crimes of which Epstein was accused. Presented by Ranvir Singh, the film will cover the trial and will examine how a woman who mixed in elite circles in Britain and the US ended up accused of being embroiled in a world of sex trafficking and grooming.
The documentary also features interviews with staff, friends, lawyers and investigators – some of whom have never spoken publicly before.
Yvonne Alexander and Fatima Salaria will executive produce for Fremantle UK, while Fremantle holds international distribution rights.
The documentary is one of a flurry of orders exploring Maxwell’s alleged involvement in Epstein’s crimes this year, including the identically-titled Ghislaine, a four-part docuseries for Paramount+ from US-based CBS News’s new prodco See It Now Studios, and the three-part Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell from Blue Ant Studio for Peacock.