UK free-to-air channel Pick has greenlit a paranormal docuseries from factual entertainment prodco Woodcut Media.
World’s Scariest Hauntings (10 x 60 minutes) explores 10 locations from around the world and their stories, including The Ancient Ram in England – a property that dates back to the 1100s which housed incidences of devil worship and murder; the Edinburgh Vaults in Scotland, where the ghost of a child is said to haunt visitors; The Merchant’s House in New York City where members of the long deceased Tredwell Family are thought to still “speak” to guests; and Montreal’s Griffintown, said to be haunted by the headless Mary Gallagher.
The docuseries features interviews with locals who have had personal experiences with manifestations, as well as other accounts from visitors who detail their encounters while capturing these incidents on video or still camera.
The deal for World’s Scariest Hauntings was brokered by Sophie Judge, acquisitions manager for Pick, with the series being distributed internationally by TCB Media Rights.
“Woodcut make great, well-researched shows and Pick has a strong record in showing programs that deal with the paranormal and the unexplained,” said Stephen Ladlow, director of Sky entertainment channels Challenge, Pick and Real Lives in a statement. “We are now looking forward to giving this show its world premiere at the heart of our schedule.”