Israeli producer-distributor Keshet International has secured a pre-sale deal for Woodcut Media’s true crime series World’s Most Evil Killers with RTL for German-speaking Europe.
The docuseries (pictured) examines some of the most dangerous and prolific murderers in the UK and worldwide, revealing what drove them to commit their heinous crimes. Notorious killers spotlighted in the series include Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, Fred and Rose West, The Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, Michael Ryan and Fritz Honka.
Through a mix of archive footage and stylized reconstruction, the series will feature first-hand accounts, expert views from leading criminologists, crime journalists and psychologists to examine what drove each criminal to kill.
The extended 20-episode series has been adjusted for local audiences and licensed to RTL in a multi-year deal. The series will broadcast across free-to-air Sky UK channel Pick later this year.
World’s Most Evil Killers marks some of the first fruits of Keshet’s first-look true crime distribution and development deal with the London-based factual indie.