UK net BBC3 has ordered a one-hour doc special entitled Is Amanda Knox Guilty? from NBC News’s Peacock Productions, which it is billing as the first TV doc on the high-profile murder case since last month’s guilty verdict in Italy.
The doc, set to air February 17, is the first BBC commission for Peacock out of its new London office, and will cover the seven-year trajectory of Knox and Raffaele Sollecito’s trial.
The film is produced in association with filmmakers and journalists Paul Russell and Andrea Vogt. It promises exclusive interviews with Meredith Kercher’s siblings, as well as defence lawyers and experts from both sides.
“Andrea and Paul have followed every twist and turn of this story and captured all of the key moments and important interviewees,” said Steve Anderson, MD of Peacock Productions, in a statement. “We are grateful to the family of Meredith Kercher for their co-operation in the making of the program.”
Sharon Scott, president and general manager of Peacock Productions, added: “We’re thrilled to be working with BBC3 on the first commission to come out of the recently opened London office; you can expect to see a lot more from Steve and his team in the coming months.”
The doc was commissioned by BBC Knowledge’s Carol Sennett and BBC3 controller Zai Bennett, and exec produced by Anderson. It will be distributed by Munich-based Autentic Distribution.