UK-based indie Woodcut Media is prepping a new true crime series for the Sky-owned free-to-air British channel Pick.
Titled How I Caught the Killer, the 10 x 60-minute factual series looks at what it’s like for police officers working on murder cases. Former policeman and Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding narrates the series, which focuses on the people who have solved some of the most difficult murders in the UK and the U.S.
With exclusive officer accounts from the scene of the crime, evidence and reconstructions, How I Caught the Killer spotlights a variety of murders and officers who made critical discoveries during investigations, including the analysis from the detectives to the forensic analysis of the CSIs and the role of family liaison officers.
The series is executive produced by Woodcut’s Matt Gordon and Kate Beal. London-based distributor TCB Media Rights, who have provided deficit financing, will also act as worldwide distributors. Pick’s acquisitions manager Sophie Judge brokered the deal for the network.
The news follows on the heels of Pick’s greenlighting of the paranormal docuseries World’s Scariest Hauntings (10 x 60 minutes) from Woodcut Media.
“Despite the seemingly endless supply of true crime on the market, the creative folks at Woodcut have done it again and given us an all-new twist on the genre, one for which we continue to see increasing international demand,” said Jimmy Humphrey, head of acquisitions and co-productions at TCB Media Rights, in a statement.