London) Drive, the production-funding and distribution agency, today announces the pre-sales of two series of compelling true crime documentary programming from FirstLook TV.
True Crime Network (US) and Sky Crime and streaming service NOW (UK & Ireland) have acquired the second series of Made for Murder (10 x 60’) where forensic psychologists from the US and UK delve into background evidence and the life timelines of convicted murderers to expose the tell-tale signs which went ignored in the years before they killed.
True Crime Network has also acquired season three of A Killer’s Mistake (10 x 60’), in which ten iconic and international murder stories are told, focusing on the key error that a killer made which led to their arrest. The series is based around access to police tapes, combined with emotionally-charged interviews, dramatic reconstructions and interviews with experts.
Ben Barrett, joint Managing Director at Drive said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the financing of these returning series as well as distributing them globally. The interest in the true crime genre continues to grow and it’s good to be able to offer buyers content from one of the UK’s leading producers of true crime”.
Will Hanrahan, CEO of FirstLook TV said: “These series are further evidence of how FirstLookTV can get content to viewers through collaboration with channels, distributors and fantastic industry colleagues. The series’ help cement us as one of the key suppliers of True Crime to UK and US broadcasters.”
Since its launch by co-founders Lilla Hurst and Ben Barrett seven years ago, Drive has become a leader in securing sales, funding and providing consultancy for a portfolio of production company clients including Oxford Films, October Films, Blink, yap films, Raw TV, Back2Back Productions and Lightbox.