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Super Channel picks up true crime docs from Breakthrough Entertainment

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 ...
May 31, 2021

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.

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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