Warner Bros. Discovery UK has announced the commission of a new true-crime docuseries, Inside the Heist (w/t), from Northern England–based prodco Twenty Six 03.
Each episode of the six-part series will spotlight one of the most brazen and well-planned heists of the past 25 years, and will include insights from ex-criminals and law enforcement along with criminologists, security specialists and legal experts. The series will also employ reconstructions, extensive security footage, and news and police archive to examine the intricate planning and execution of each of the heists.
The six large-scale larcenies that will be explored in the series are the 1997 Dunbar Armored robbery, the largest cash robbery in U.S. history; the Hatton Garden heist of 2015, which stands as Britain’s biggest burglary and has been the basis of three separate feature films and a TV miniseries; London’s Millennium Dome raid in 2000, an attempted robbery of a diamond exhibition that was foiled by the city police’s storied Flying Squad; the Antwerp diamond heist of 2003, which netted the thieves more than $100 million, making it the largest diamond heist in history; the 2009 Västberga helicopter robbery in Stockholm; and the 2006 Rio Banco heist in Argentina, in which a stick-up with toy guns was used as a distraction for the looting of the bank’s main vault, which saw the perpetrators make off with more than $20 million.
The series will debut on Discovery+ in the UK in November, followed by a launch on Quest as well as an international release.
Inside the Heist was ordered by Simon Downing, SVP marketing, head of factual and docs UK for Warner Bros. Discovery, and was commissioned by Victoria Noble, VP factual commissioning, with Jon Stephens serving as executive producer. Details on the international release of the series are forthcoming.