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UK factual programming indie Woodcut Media has won from UK pay-TV provider Sky a commission for a fourth season of the hit true crime series Britain’s Most Evil Killers and global equivalent World’s Most Evil Killers.

woodcut 4July2019Both 10 x 60’programmes, executive produced by Jinal Patel (Woodcut Media) are scheduled for transmission in the UK and Ireland on Sky and will be distributed outside of these territories by Keshet International.

Britain’s Most Evil Killers and World’s Most Evil Killers are said to “burrow deep” into the real-life stories of the world’s most shocking and terrifying killers. The new series will unveil further crimes by some of the most notorious murderers offering first-hand accounts from the detectives working on the case, those who reported the stories, as well as moving contributions from relatives and some of the survivors. It also features leading criminologists, crime journalists, forensic pathologists, authors and psychologists who examine the minds of the killers, looking at why they made headline news and what drove them to commit such acts.

To date, Keshet International has sold multiple series of World’s Most Evil Killers to Reelz and the Justice Network in the US, Bell Media in Canada, Foxtel in Australia, RTL in Germany, Numero 23 in France, and CBS Reality in EMEA. It is negotiating sales with all for the fourth series now, while also undertaking advanced negotiations with new broadcast partners.

“The appetite for true crime continues across all platforms, and World’s Most Evil Killers has hit all the right notes internationally, especially in the US,” said Koulla Anastasi, director of international development, Woodcut Media. “The series offers shocking stories, powerfully and sensitively told that deliver on all the crucial attributes of the best crime story-telling, and we are delighted to be working with Sky and Keshet once again.