UK factual entertainment channel CBS Reality has commissioned two original crime series slated for broadcast in May.
Peninsula Television has been commissioned by the channel, which is owned by AMC Networks International – UK and CBS Studios International, to produce the eight-part crime docuseries Trace of Evil.
The series details how technological advancements have revolutionized detective work.
Featured in the series will be a number of high profile cases, including the murder of Rachel Manning, in which forensic evidence overturned the wrongful conviction of her boyfriend; and the story of Antoni Imiela, known as the M25 Rapist and convicted of the rape of nine women and young girls.
Trace of Evil, which debuts at 10 p.m. on May 9, has been commissioned for 26 episodes up front, with the inaugural season consisting of eight parts.
Joining Trace of Evil will be Murder by the Sea (pictured) from Voice of a Serial Killer creator Monster Films.
Presented by journalist and true crime author Geoffrey Wansell, the 6 x 60-minute series examines strange murders recorded at famous seaside resorts in the United Kingdom.
Cases and featured locations include: Stephen Akinmurele of Blackpool, a suspected serial killer who killed himself in prison before his trial; Paul Longworth, the former Commodore of Southport Sailing Club who murdered his wife claiming she had committed suicide; and Terry Clifton, a 24-year-old killer jailed for life for two murders in the 1990s in Morecambe.
Murder by the Sea is set to premiere at 10 p.m. on May 21.