Canadian pay-TV net Super Channel has acquired a slate of five true crime docuseries from Toronto-based producer-distributor Breakthrough Entertainment for its Super Channel Fuse net.
Totaling 100 hours of content, the deal includes I Lived With a Killer, Charmed to Death, Cruise Ship Killers (season two), Sex, Lies and Murder and Sunshine Slayings.
The first series to premiere is I Lived With a Killer (20 x 60 minutes), debuting June 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, which tells the stories of a killer’s family.
Remaining Breakthrough Entertainment docuseries heading to Super Channel in late 2021 and beyond include Charmed to Death (8 x 60 minutes), with each episode following the trail of a con artist who used romance to “lie, cheat, steal and murder”; and season two of Cruise Ship Killers (14 x 60 minutes), which shines a light on murder cases that happened aboard cruise ships.
Sex, Lies and Murder (40 x 60), produced by Pyramid Pictures, is a non-fiction series detailing true cases of relationships in which broken intimacy led to murder; while Sunshine Slayings (26 x 60) investigates a real murder that took place in an exotic locale while the victim was on holiday, featuring dramatic recreations and interviews with cops.
Premiere dates are expected to be announced at a later date.
“Given the popularity of the true crime genre and the success we experienced with our recent premiere of Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce McArthur, we have established a regular true crime slot on our schedule on Friday nights,” said Jackie Pardy, chief content officer, Super Channel, in a statement.