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AMC builds docs around “Killing”

U.S. cable net AMC has tapped ABC legal analyst and author Dan Abrams to front a series of documentary shorts looking at real-life murder mysteries, to tie-in with the launch of its original drama series The Killing (pictured).
March 29, 2011

U.S. cable net AMC has tapped ABC legal analyst and author Dan Abrams to front a series of documentary shorts looking at real-life murder mysteries, to tie-in with the launch of its original drama series The Killing (pictured).

The six Crimes That Captivated The Country shorts, each three- to five-minutes long, will run nightly this month, through to April 2, featuring a new unsolved mystery each night.

Among the cases to be examined are the 1996 Jon Benet Ramsey murder, the 1970s Alphabet Murders, the late 1960s Zodiac Killer case, and the infamous Black Dahlia case.

The Killing, an adaptation of the popular Danish television series Forbrydelsen, tells the story of the murder of a teenage girl and the subsequent police investigation.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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