Midlands-based indie TV prodco FirstLook TV is reviving its true crime series Evil Up Close for A+E Networks UK and A+E Networks International after a four-year hiatus.
Evil Up Close (10 x 60 minutes) focuses on the vicious killers people least suspected of murder, from the perspectives of those who thought they knew them best. This interview-based and access-led series will follow 10 new murder cases through the perspectives of detectives, prosecutors and family members directly involved.
Subjects include teenager Kim Edwards, who murdered her mother and sister in their sleep, and Georgina Henshaw, who financially exploited and killed a work colleague, among others.
Evil Up Close is produced by FirstLook TV for A+E Networks UK. Will Hanrahan (pictured) is executive producing for FirstLook, and Diana Carter is commissioning editor and head of talent for A+E Networks UK.
A+E Networks International will distribute the series internationally after having introduced it to the global marketplace at MIPCOM in Cannes earlier this month.
“Evil Up Close‘s longevity is testament to the skill of the team that has worked on it, since 2011,” said Hanrahan, EP and founder and creative director of FirstLook, in a statement. “The series has been seen the world over as countless true crime channels have chosen it. There’s been a real clamor for it to return and we are pleased to be trusted with such a successful title and working with our friends at A+E Networks UK and A+E International.”
“We are pleased to bring another unmissable series of Evil Up Close back to Crime+Investigation,” added Carter. “In keeping with our strategy to deliver trusted and authentic UK content, these new episodes retain a keen focus on the essence of true crime which puts storytelling through the lens of those closely impacted center stage.”
Evil Up Close will premiere on Crime+Investigation in the UK in January.