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Joe Berlinger’s “Cold Blooded” heads to Sundance TV

The brutal murder of the Clutter family is the focus of Sundance TV’s upcoming true crime docuseries Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders. Executive produced and directed by Joe Berlinger, the four-hour series ...
November 3, 2017

The brutal murder of the Clutter family is the focus of Sundance TV’s upcoming true crime docuseries Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders.

Executive produced and directed by Joe Berlinger, the four-hour series focuses on the murder of of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959. The resulting investigation, convictions and execution of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock were chronicled in Truman Capote’s novel, In Cold Blood.

The series aims to take a fresh look at the legendary case, drawing from first-hand accounts of surviving Clutter family members and Paul Dewey, son of Alvin Dewey, who as the Kansas Bureau of investigation’s lead detective on the case. The series also uses new recordings and documents from the case, as well as memoirs and letters from the murderers and their families.

Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders, is an AMC Studios, RadicalMedia and Third Eye Motion Picture Company production. Kahane Cooperman serves as executive producer, Allison Berg as series producer and Keven McAlester as producer. Jon Kamen, Justin Wilkes and Jon Doran are executive producers for RadicalMedia.

The two-night event begins Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. EST/PST on Sundance TV. Full episodes of Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders will be available on www.sundance.tv and the SundanceTV app the day after premiere, the first episode streaming for free.

Additionally, deleted scenes and a two-part podcast featuring an in-depth interview with Berlinger will be available on www.sundance.tv and iTunes.

Photo Credit: Luke McCoubrey/SundanceTV/RadicalMedia 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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