Sky Crime


Factual round-up: Drive strikes global sales for Diana doc; Sky Crime seeks Woodcut’s ‘Killer Within’; Blue Ant to shop search and rescue series

Drive strikes global sales for Diana doc Channel Nine in Australia, Reelz in the US, TV2 in Norway, Servus TV in Austria, RLT Netherlands and TVNOW in Germany have acquired two-part ITV documentary The Diana Interview: Revenge Of A Princess, following deals with UK-based distributor Drive. The 2 x 60-minute programme was produced by Minnow […]

Sky, Acorn TV & Seven snag Abacus & Revelation docuseries ‘The Real Manhunter’

Sky Crime in the UK, AMC-owned streamer Acorn TV in the US and Seven Network in Australia have picked up rights to The Real Manhunter, a 10-part docuseries that tells the story behind recent ITV drama Manhunt. The show is from Abacus Media Rights (AMR) and UK producer Revelation Films, with Metropolitan Police detective Colin Sutton – who features […]

Sky & Netflix develop separate doc series around Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder

Both Netflix and the UK’s Sky have commissioned separate documentary projects about the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. The projects were both announced on Monday and are both being made in collaboration with the victim’s family. The as yet-unnamed Netflix project is a three-part series being made by Lightbox due to debut next […]

UK’s Sky Crime orders Beverley Allitt true crime doc

British pay TV channel Sky Crime, part of the Comcast-owned Sky Group, has commissioned the London-based prodco Woodcut Media to produce a three-part true crime documentary based upon the crimes of murderer Beverley Allitt. The 3 x 60-minute series, The Beverley Allitt Tapes will delve into how, in 1993, a seemingly shy and unassuming nurse […]

Netflix & Sky Crime land on Znak & Co’s true crime three-parter

Netflix and UK network Sky Crime have picked up a Texas-based three-part documentary that follows the release of a self-confessed murderer who spent 30 years on death row. The show, from US- and UK-based Znak & Co, will be titled A Killer Uncaged for Sky Crime and will fall under the I Am A Killer […]

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 […]

Sky unveils entertainment channels, orders Billie Piper drama

European pay TV operator Sky is adding two new channels to its entertainment portfolio and has commissioned a drama starring Billie Piper. Sky Crime and Sky Comedy channels will be available to all Sky customers at no extra charge, and will be offered as part of the Now TV Entertainment pass for Now TV customers. […]