A+E NETWORKS® UK COMMISSIONS AVALON TO PRODUCE NEW DOCUMENTARY SERIES FOR CRIME + INVESTIGATION™

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London: 14th September 2018

 

A+E Networks® UK has commissioned Avalon to produce a new True Crime documentary series, What The Killer Did Next, which is set to premiere on Crime + Investigation™ in the UK early in 2019.

The 8×60 series is a new crime format which begins with a murder. Each episode seeks to find the killer’s motive and discover what kind of a person could commit this crime, not by looking at what happened before the murder but by studying the killer’s behaviour after committing the crime.

The series was ordered by Dan Korn, VP of Programming for A+E Networks UK.

Dan Korn Commented: We’re delighted to be partnering with Avalon and Philip Glennister on a series which examines the process of detection and the study of criminal behaviour from an entirely new angle – it’s as much a study of the criminal mind as it is a story of pioneering detective methods and dogged policing to catch a killer.

What The Killer Did Next follows the success of recent commissions for CI such as Murdertown, Jo Frost on Britain’s Killer Kids and Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence.

What The Killer Did Next is executive produced by and Diana Carter from A+E Networks UK and Jamie Isaacs from Avalon.

Jamie Isaacs, Executive Producer for Avalon, added: “We are delighted to be working with CI on this new series.  As DCI Gene Hunt, Philip was arguably the most iconic no-nonsense Policemen in British TV history and we are delighted he’ll be sharing these shocking and surprising contemporary psychological detective stories, while also offering new insight on the fascinating practices employed during cutting edge police work.”

 

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For further information, please contact:

Rita Ruparelia, Rita.Ruparelia@aenetworks.co.uk, 07807 360 407

Barbara Pianca, Barbara.pianca@aenetworks.co.uk, 07718 133 553

Dan Lloyd, DLloyd@avalon-entertainment.com, 07779 026 714

 

About A+E Networks® UK

A+E Networks® UK is a joint venture between A+E Networks® and Sky. Its portfolio of quality factual and entertainment channels includes HISTORY®, Lifetime®, Crime + Investigation®, H2® and new free-to-air channel BLAZE™. A+E Networks UK launched in November 1995 and now operates 18 channels, broadcasting into 56 million homes across 102 countries in the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The venture has offices in London, Warsaw and Johannesburg. www.aenetworks.tv @AENetworksUK

 

About Crime + Investigation™

Crime + Investigation® opens the door to the complex, compelling world of real crime, taking viewers on a journey in pursuit of truth, justice and a better understanding of criminal behaviour. Each journey is personal and emotional, telling the story through investigators, experts and those most affected. The channel is home to top-rating series such as Crimes That Shook Britain, Britain’s Darkest Taboos, Homicide Hunter and Cold Case Files. CI is available in more than 50million households in 18 languages.

 

About Avalon

Avalon is a multi-award winning talent management, live promotion and television production group with offices in the UK and the USA. Avalon and ARG, the talent management arm has discovered and represents many artists which are household names, both in the UK, the USA, and around the world. In 2018 Avalon was again named the number one true independent television production company in the UK and has produced numerous ground-breaking television shows including: Emmy and Peabody award winner Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), multi-award winning and Emmy-nominated Catastrophe (Channel 4/Amazon Prime), RTS and Rose d’Or winning Not Going Out (the BBC’s longest running sitcom currently on air), BAFTA and RTS-nominated Taskmaster (DAVE/UKTV), multi-BAFTA award winning TV Burp (ITV1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2), Fantasy Football League (BBC/ITV) and Workaholics (Comedy Central USA). Avalon and Topical Television form the television arm of the company and other shows recently in production include: Taskmaster USA (Comedy Central), Man Down (C4), Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish (Dave/UKTV), The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central), and The Button (BBC One); whilst the catalogue is sold worldwide by Avalon Distribution. Avalon produced Newman and Baddiel: Live at Wembley, the UK’s first arena comedy show; Jerry Springer: The Opera, the first West End show to win all four UK ‘Best New Musical’ awards; and has continued to produce live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company. For Avalon news visit: www.avalon-entertainment.com or @avalonent.

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