U.S. net Investigation Discovery (ID) is linking up with Phone Booth director Joel Schumacher (pictured, left) for a true crime series on hotel murders.
Titled Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors, the Matador Content-produced series will center on real-life murder cases that have occurred in hotels and inns across the U.S. The show is to use dramatic recreations and archival footage, as well as exclusive, first-person interviews with family, friends, authorities and hotel staff.
Set to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2015, Schumacher – whose directing credits include the feature films Phantom of the Opera, Veronica Guerin and The Client – will serve as executive producer on the series and, according to ID, “lend his expertise to deliver a highly stylized cinematic look and feel.”
“Do Not Disturb explores the dark aspects of the hotel experience we’ve all encountered – vulnerability, seclusion, and anonymity – so we can’t wait to see what Joel’s creative genius adds to this psychological edge-of-your-seat thriller,” said Henry Schleiff, group president of Discovery Networks, in a statement.
Schumacher added: “I love true crime and I’m fascinated with the criminal mind – because I have one – which is why I love ID. I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to work on a show for them and we hit on this idea of murders in hotel rooms. So expect violence, sex and all the scandal and twists ID fans want to see.”