CBS Reality, owned by AMC Networks International – UK and CBS Studios International, is delving deeper into the true crime genre.
The broadcaster’s fall lineup includes two new original crime series, Click for Murder and Written in Blood, and the second season of Murderers and their Mothers.
Click For Murder explores murder cases where social media or the internet played an integral role in the crime. The previously announced series Written in Blood features thriller writer Simon Toyne, who meets other top UK crime writers to discuss how their works of fiction have been inspired by true crime.
Elsewhere, Murderers And their Mothers reveals new facts about the troubled childhoods and maternal relationships of notorious killers from the UK and abroad.
“CBS Reality is committed to creating thought-provoking, fresh and original true crime content. Demand and appetite for this programming is strong and ever expanding and we are thrilled to bring this killer slate to our eager audience,” said Sam Rowden, director of programming, CBS Reality, and executive producer of all three series, in a statement.
Below are show descriptions of the CBS Reality Original true crime series courtesy of the network:
CLICK FOR MURDER
Click for Murder explores a number of wide-ranging murder cases where the internet or social networking sites were central to the crime. In discussion in his ‘Investigation Lab’ with notable criminal psychologists and cybercrime experts, Donal Macintyre (pictured) draws new conclusions and sheds fresh light on these horrific acts of violence. MacIntyre is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Yardley, associate professor of criminology and director of the Centre for Applied Criminology, whose research into social media has served as the basis of the series.
Produced by Emporium Productions, the 10×60 series will air every weekday at 10 p.m. starting Sept. 18.
MURDERERS AND THEIR MOTHERS
Donal MacIntyre opens up new case files in Murderers and their Mothers, as the series continues to reveal startling new facts about the disturbing childhoods and maternal relationships of notorious killers from the UK and around the world. The murderers investigated in the new episodes include Mark Howe, Michael Ryan, Peter Sutcliffe and Peter Moore.
The 5×60 series is a co-production with DRG. It is produced by Emporium Productions for CBS Reality and will air on Sept. 3 at 9 p.m.
WRITTEN IN BLOOD
Previously announced series Written in Blood brings fact and fiction together as bestselling thriller writer Simon Toyne, meets other top UK crime writers to discuss how their works of fiction have been inspired by real life crimes. The authors featured in Written in Blood are Mark Billingham, Alex Marwood, Peter James, Angela Clarke, Luke Delaney, Elly Griffiths, RC Bridgestock, Marnie Riches, Simon Kernick and Howard Linskey.
The 10×60 series is produced by Endemol Shine North for CBS Reality and will air Sept. 3 at 10 p.m.