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TBI Factual: True crime’s conundrum over copycats & causes

Are true crime shows fuelling their own fame-hungry criminals? Tim Dams explores whether the genre’s popularity is in fact creating a problem of its own making The true crime genre has enjoyed a well-documented surge in popularity over recent years. In particular, streamers like Netflix have enjoyed huge success with cinematic, box set series such […]

What Sky Crime’s launch means for the true crime genre (Column)

Will Hanrahan, founder and creative director of UK-based FirstLook TV, reflects on the launch of the new Sky Crime channel but urges producers to innovate to avoid becoming complacent. Walk into any bookstore and you are at once surrounded by shelves. Each week another one seems to arrive or be repositioned. A constant is the […]

FirstLook TV reveals advisory panel for true crime

Nurses Who Kill producer FirstLook TV has appointed a raft of law enforcement, criminology and psychology experts to a new panel that will advise on its crime programming. The group will provide consultancy to FirstLook TV’s production and research teams, with a remit to uphold accuracy and duty of care standards for content. The panel […]

FirstLook TV sells docuseries to Reelz, strikes financing deal with Banijay Rights

FirstLook TV has struck a co-development and co-financing deal with Banijay Rights, with the distributor also selling the UK-based producer’s show about serial killers to US cabler Reelz. Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer (20 x 60 minutes), which is being sold by the sales arm of Banijay Group, has already been acquired by […]

DCD Rights launches four MIPCOM titles under Producer Support Initiative

DCD Rights has helped to finance a slate of four factual projects heading to MIPCOM through its Producer Support Initiative. The UK-headquartered distributor has secured production funding for 45 hours of new series through the initiative, which offers prodcos commercial and market-sensitive editorial guidance to finance projects. The latest batch of projects adds to the […]

UKTV, Foxtel acquire Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

UKTV’s Really and Foxtel in Australia have acquired the second series of FirstLook TV’s Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer. The true crime investigation series delves into the tormented psyches of the world’s most infamous serial-killers by combining dramatic re-enactments with real-life video. The first season was acquired by Netflix, as well as UKTV […]

DCD secures US presale for FirstLook TV’s Nurses Who Kill

DCD Rights has pre-sold FirstLook TV’s Nurses Who Kill to the Justice Network as the prodco kicks of production on season three. The US-based Justice Network is a 24/7 all true crime broadcast TV network. The deal follows the global success of the show’s first two seasons, which has previously sold to Netflix, A+E Networks […]