Viacom-owned network Spike TV has commissioned six-part true crime docuseries titled It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards from All3Media-owned Objective Media Group.
The series is slated to air under the channel’s factual initiative ‘Spike Serialized,’ a multi-episode non-fiction brand set to provide an in-depth look into “subjects or individuals that will be both eye-opening and thought-provoking.” Other titles premiering under the banner include the Weinstein Television and Jay Z exec produced TIME: The Kalief Browder Story and the previously announced The John McAfee Project from Miami-based prodco Rakontur.
It Was Him will focus on Wayne Wolfe who discovered less than a year ago that his grandfather was notorious convicted serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards (pictured), an escaped convict who murdered at least five people between 1977 and 1996, and suspected of other killings as well. The docuseries will lead viewers through an investigation led by Wolfe – Edwards’ grandson – and cold-case expert and veteran detective John Cameron, who has been investigating the case for nearly 10 years.
Through evidence, Cameron has managed to link Edwards to such infamous murder cases as the Zodiac Killer and the Laci Peterson killing.
Edwards was arrested in 2009 and convicted of five murders over a 20 year-period, all of which involved kidnapping, shootings, stabbings, torture and auto theft, and occurred under an assumed identity. He died of natural causes in prison in 2011, four months prior to his scheduled execution.
Executive producers for Objective Media Group and All3Media America include Layla Smith, Greg Lipstone and Jimmy Fox, who also developed the series. Spike’s Sharon Levy, Chachi Senior and Justin Lacob will oversee the project for the network.
Wayne Wolfe, Leonid Leonov and Kenny Dale Borill are also listed as exec producers on the series.
Turn Left Productions’ Jackson Nguyen and Todd Crites are listed as showrunners.
Production on the series is currently underway.