UK-based Raw, part of All3Media, will premiere its first docuseries for Netflix, Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, on Dec. 18.
The docuseries is the true story of a group of amateur online sleuths who launch a game of cat and mouse that pull them into a “dark underworld.”
When a video is posted online of a man killing two kittens, Internet users leap into action to find the perpetrator.
The killer continues posting ever more disturbing videos, eventually crossing into murder.
The limited series is directed by Raw’s Mark Lewis (Silk Road — Death, Drugs and the Dark Web; Revelation: The End of Days).
“What is so mind-blowing for me about this documentary series is that it plays out like a real thriller, with twists and turns that no one will see coming, a cast of Internet heroes whose resourcefulness will have you cheering from the sidelines, and a murderer whose true identity will have you gasping when he is finally unmasked. Even I struggle to remember that every moment of this story is true,” Lewis said in a statement.
Lewis serves as producer with Felicity Morris (pictured), who has been promoted to head of U.S. documentary development at the prodco.
Morris, who recently produced Waco: Madman or Messiah?, will oversee a slate of feature documentaries and premium limited series for the region as well as international networks and platforms.
“Felicity has amazing instincts for what will make a great film and her track record, both in production and development, is exceptional. The need for premium documentaries and great factual storytelling has never been stronger,” Adam Hawkins, Raw’s U.S. creative director, said in a statement.