London, Monday 16 April 2018: A+E Networks® UK has partnered with Netflix and Sky Vision Productions on a new true crime series for Crime + Investigation® (CI).
I Am a Killer (10 x 60 mins) profiles ten prisoners convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. With extraordinary access to prisons across America, each convicted prisoner recounts the events that led up to their crime and, shockingly, the event itself. We discover their motivations, their expectations and ultimately how they now view the crime, after time spent on death row.
The in-depth series will receive its global premiere on CI in the UK this spring.
Koulla Anastasi, Director for Lifetime and Crime + Investigation at A+E Networks UK, said: “As the definitive destination for real-life crime, CI sets the bar very high. So we’re excited to be working with Sky Vision and Netflix on this powerful and evocative new series, which gives the viewer a compelling insight into the mind of a murderer and the complexity of many murder cases.”
I Am a Killer will also air on CI Poland and Italy later this year, before being made available on Netflix.
Danny Tipping, Executive Producer for Sky Vision Productions said: “I’m immensely proud of this series, created by our team over the past 18 months, involving painstaking research and detailed negotiations to secure the most incredible access. The series is beautifully made and challenges the viewer at every turn.”
The new series is the latest local commission from CI. It follows the recent announcement that CI has ordered a new documentary series, Murdertown, from Endemol Shine North, fronted by actress Katherine Kelly, which is due to premiere on CI in the UK later this year.
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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 57 million homes across 100 countries in the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The venture has offices in London, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Johannesburg.
About Crime + Investigation®
Crime + Investigation (CI), in 100% HD, is the ultimate destination for crime, investigation and mystery programming. CI opens the door to crime labs, police archives and justice systems, providing viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at criminal investigations, as well as in-depth explorations of the lives of infamous criminals.
About Sky Vision
Sky Vision Productions is renowned for its specialist factual and factual entertainment programming. Sky Vision Productions has produced and co-produced original programming for the world's leading broadcast organisations, including Sky, PBS, National Geographic Channels, History Channel, Discovery Networks, UKTV and A+E Networks UK.
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 117 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 140 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.