Set to launch this Autumn across All 4 and the Channel 4 network, True Crime on 4 will be headlined by all new 24 Hours in Police Custody, as well as new factual commissions, Murder in the Alps, a three-part series about the murders of the Al-Hilli family and Sylvain Mollier, in Chevaline on the 5th of September 2012, and Bling Ring, which lifts the lid on one of most infamous crime sprees of the internet age in a new three-part series.
Danny Horan, Head of Factual at Channel 4 said: “We are incredibly proud to have some of the best original crime programmes on 4. Year on year the quality rises, as does the appetite for more stories particularly with younger audiences. In response to the demand, my team working with the Content Strategy and Planning team, have spent the last year curating brilliant international crime content to complement our British programming. We are thrilled to launch True Crime on 4, the first dedicated, cross-platform crime content strand on a UK PSB.”
Acquisitions I, Sniper: The Washington Killers Acquisition: Arrow Pictures Six-part crime serial I, Sniper: The Washington Killers is the minute-by-minute account of the 2002 Washington DC Sniper case, one of the most terrifying crimes in recent history. Lee Malvo, the surviving shooter, is heard in a series of phone calls from his Supermax cell at Red Onion State prison in Virginia, where he is in solitary confinement.
Surviving R Kelly Acquisition: A+E Networks Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly's genre-defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumours of abuse, predatory behaviour, and paedophilia. Now, in this acclaimed bombshell documentary survivors and people from R. Kelly's inner circle come forward with shocking new accusations, and they are determined to share their full story.
Surviving Jeffrey Epstein Acquisition: A+E Networks Surviving Jeffrey Epstein is a four-part documentary event series that investigates how the elusive Epstein allegedly ran a global network targeting young girls for himself and his cabal of rich and powerful friends.
First 48 Acquisition: A+E Networks For homicide detectives, the first 48 hours is everything. Once that line is breached without a lead, the odds of solving a case are cut in half. Each passing hour means more time for suspects to flee and for crucial evidence to be lost. The First 48 is a gritty, fast-paced race against the clock as detectives and homicide teams work furiously to solve breaking cases.
The Devil You Know S2 Acquisition: Vice The series returns with a six-part season that uncovers the proliferation of online cults in America through the investigation of cult leader Sherry J. Shriner, her New Age Alien Agenda, and how she used YouTube as a breeding ground for a diabolical lizard cult. In this ground-breaking second season, The Devil You Know looks deep into the mysterious murder of Steven Mineo and suicide of Kelly Pingilley, revealing self-described “granny from Ohio” turned cult leader Sherry J. Shriner as the link between the two.
Dark Side of the Ring S3 Acquisition: Vice The third season of the critically acclaimed wrestling series Dark Side of the Ring continues the rich storytelling that defined seasons one and two. Through first-person interviews, rare archival footage and dramatic recreations, Dark Side of the Ring exposes the wild and often criminal elements that dwell in the shadows of professional wrestling.