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Discovery UK commissions “Martine: Chasing Justice” true-crime series

The investigation into the murder of 23-year-old Norwegian student Martine Vik Magnussen will be the subject of a new docuseries commissioned by Discovery UK. Martine: Chasing Justice (w/t) will premiere in ...
March 11, 2022

The investigation into the murder of 23-year-old Norwegian student Martine Vik Magnussen will be the subject of a new docuseries commissioned by Discovery UK.

Martine: Chasing Justice (w/t) will premiere in the UK on Discovery+ this fall. The series is a co-production with Discovery Nordics, and is overseen in the UK by Clare Laycock. Charlotte Reid and Steven Fullagar will executive produce for Discovery UK, while Magnus Vatn will oversee the series for Discovery Norway, with Fredrik Doerum executive producing. The series is also produced by Ingrid Wevang at Monster.

Magnussen’s body was found half-buried under rubble in the basement of an upmarket apartment in central London in 2008, after she’d disappeared following a night out with friends to celebrate the end of their exams.

After a 14-year investigation,¬†during which Magnussen’s family ceaselessly campaigned for justice, a breakthrough was made in the case this week with the arrest of a woman in London.

The series includes access to Magnussen’s family, including her father Odd-Petter Magnussen and her mother Kristin Vik, who has hardly spoken publicly about her daughter’s murder.

“As times change, so do the opportunities for new elements in this case. We work closely with sources and follow many tracks. This is a complex case that not only involves many private individuals but also has had major ripple effects politically,” producer Ingrid Wevang said in a news release.

 

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