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Extending its factual offer, content giant Discovery has commissioned Woodcut Media to produce British Police: Our Toughest Cases and a second season of The Killer in My Family.

BritishPolice Woodcut 12Aug2019British Police: Our Toughest Cases (6 x 60’) explores the cases that devastated communities in the UK, defined careers and took their toll on even the most experienced officers; from murders to violence, sexual attacks and child abuse. The series will feature in-depth interviews with the CSIs, detectives, family liaison officers, and arresting officers at the very centre of the investigations who all provide insight into each operation and their impact and why, in some instances, they took decades to solve. Also featured will be some of the victim’s families who share their perspective on the devastating impact that these crimes had on their lives.

Season Two of The Killer in My Family (6 x 60) explores again homicide and its impact from the perspectives of murderer’s family members and those who knew the killer personally. Whether it’s the father, sister, ex-wife or the child, each episode will get up close and personal to these individuals to discover the devastating impact of living with a killer.

Both shows will appear on Discovery’s free-to air channel Quest Red and Blue Ant International will act as worldwide distributor (outside of the UK) and has provided deficit financing for the new series, as well as the new season of The Killer in My Family.

British Police: Our Toughest Cases was ordered by Clare Laycock, Discovery’s SVP head of lifestyle and entertainment brands, and commissioned by Charlotte Reid, senior director of production and development. Romy Page is Commissioning Executive for Quest Red, Matthew Gordon and Kate Beal are executive producers for Woodcut Media and Solange Attwood is executive producer for Blue Ant International.

Season Two of The Killer in My Family is executive produced by Jamie Watkins, content sourcing and acquisition manager at Discovery, Matthew Gordon and Kate Beal of Woodcut Media and Blue Ant International’s Solange Attwood.

“Crime programming is still having its heyday and there are no signs of things slowing down when it comes to demand,” remarked Matthew Gordon. “Our series’ have found a superb platform with the Discovery owned channels, and we hope each intriguing episode will leave viewers hungry for more. We are also delighted to welcome Blue Ant on board as distributor.” 

The new deal comes on the heels of Sky commissioning from Woodcut a fourth season of the hit true crime series Britain’s Most Evil Killers and global equivalent World’s Most Evil Killers.