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HBO retreads Jinx steps with true crime doc

US premium cable network HBO has greenlit a true crime documentary film featuring the bizarre and dark case of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard. Mommy Dead and Dearest comes from Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, and will play on the Time Warner-owned cable channel in March 2017. […]

BBC parodies Making a Murderer with spoof

The BBC has commissioned Sexy Murder, a six-part comedy that spoofs true crime hits such as Making a Murderer, The Jinx and Serial. The series will play on the UK pubcaster’s online youth-skewed net BBC Three, and star Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh) as a US ‘televisionary’ and ‘truth crusader’ who travels to Britain with […]

More Making a Murderer for Netflix

Making a Murderer, the true crime series that established Netflix as a force in factual programming, is getting more episodes. Netflix has greenlight Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos to make an undisclosed number of episodes that will again look into the story of convicted murderer Steven Avery and his co-defendant Brendan Dassey. These will offer […]

NBC, Dick Wolf join true crime craze

US broadcaster NBC and its most prolific procedurals creator, Dick Wolf, are getting in on the true crime trend. Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders will be an extension of writer-producer Wolf’s Law & Order franchise, but instead of closed episodes will run to eight parts that follow one case. Rene Balcer, […]

ITV, Syco plot Making a Murderer-style doc series

UK network ITV and reality show guru Simon Cowell are working on a Making a Murderer-style true crime series. The Investigator: A British Crime Story will feature the former police officer Mark Williams-Thomas, who unmasked Jimmy Saville as a paedophile in the ITV doc The Other Side of Jimmy Saville. Williams-Thomas will look into the […]