Exclusive: FilmRise sets ‘Making A Serial Killer’ debut

New York-based streamer and producer FilmRise will debut its new original true crime documentary series Making A Serial Killer across its AVOD service FilmRise Streaming Network next month.

The 10 x 60-minute series is produced by UK-based FirstLookTV and explores what makes someone kill multiple times. FilmRise took all rights for North America, German-speaking Europe, and Australia and New Zealand, when the series was first announced in October.

Speaking to TBI at MIPTV this week, FilmRise SVP of acquisitions & co-productions, Max Einhorn, said that the series would launch “everywhere all at once” across its network, in early May.

He described the series as “an under the lens examination of what makes a serial killer. It follows some of the lesser-known serial killers of the later 20th century and 21st century like Ronald Dominique, who killed around 23 men in the early 2000s.”

Other cases explored in the show Don Miller, who admitted to killing four women and revealed where he had buried them ­– but only if he got an earlier parole date; and Anthony Shore, who disguised himself as a telegraph repair man to pick his victims from a unique vantage point.

The reasons given for murder by each killer is forensically dissected, with the series featuring first-person reports and interview footage from interrogation rooms as detectives themselves try to understand the actions of the serial killers they sit opposite.

Yesterday, FilmRise acquired SVOD, AVOD and FAST streaming rights to Broadway Video’s Canadian sketch comedy series Kids In The Hall, while earlier in the week, it secured North American and Latin American rights to six animé shows from Fuji Creative Corporation, the distribution arm of Fuji Television Network.

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