News round-up: Oxygen True Crime examines killer tapes; Prime Ent’ enters ‘Conspiracy of Silence’; Blue Play picks up ‘Les Simone’  

Violent Minds: Killers On Tape

 Oxygen True Crime examines killer tapes

NBCUniversal’s Oxygen True Crime has ordered Violent Minds: Killers On Tape.

The nine-part series, which will also stream on Peacock, hails from Ample Entertainment and Motiv8 Media and explores the inmate tapes of psychiatrist Dr Al Carlisle, who interviewed criminal such as Ted Bundy after he was arrested and charged for aggravated kidnapping in Utah in 1975 – before he was exposed as a serial killer.

Dr Carlisle developed a comprehensive portrait of Bundy by speaking and recording his conversations with his mother, friends, girlfriend and exes, which are examined in the opening episodes of the series, while further instalments will explore the cases of other killers.

Conspiracy of Silence

Prime Ent’ enters ‘Conspiracy of Silence’

Prime Entertainment Group has announced the acquisition of true crime docuseries The Conspiracy of Silence.

Produced for France Television, the 8 x 35-minute series retraces the horrifying story of the murders of several young women over the course of many years.

The criminal investigation that resulted had everyone involved in it dive into the depth of this case’s horrific nature: serial killers roamed free for decades… helped by a community that had sacrificed its morality to preserve its reputation.

Prime’s head of sales, Alexandra Marguerite, said: “We are excited to add this strong and high-profile series to our catalogue and to share it with our partners at the upcoming MIPTV.”

Les Simone

Blue Play picks up ‘Les Simone’

Swiss SVOD Blue Play has acquired Québécois drama Les Simone.

Created by Kim Lévesque-Lizotte and produced by KOTV, the series will debut this month on the service, telling the story of four women in their 30s with everything to look forward to.

Love, friendship, work and family matters are awaiting them to be explored head-first. However, cracks start appearing in the façade. The dichotomy between what the characters experience and what they project is an infinite source of dark humor, sarcasm and irony.

Lorena Josowic, senior product manager for Blue Play, said: “We simply had a ‘coup de coeur’ for this series. We are excited to bring Les Simone to our viewers. The endearing and multidimensional characters and the great storytelling distinguish this show from other female driven series.”

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