A+E Networks EMEA has commissioned true crime specialists FirstLookTV to produce a brand-new 10-part documentary series for Crime+Investigation: #DEAD2ME.

With testimony from those closest to each case, #DEAD2ME will explore the stories of ten couples from all over Britain whose relationships were borne out of the digital age. While these relationships started promisingly enough, they would all take a turn for the tragic, and in each case a running commentary provided by their digital dialogue and postings reveals how and why.

The accounts draw upon intimate interviews with friends and family who witnessed the tragic events unfolding – but were powerless to prevent them – along with investigators, psychologists and digital experts. Pieced together with access to evidence critical to each case, such as social media posts, bodycam footage, text messages and chat history, each episode “paints a vivid picture of a particular couple’s unique story.”

The ten-part series was commissioned by Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks EMEA, with Diana Carter, Commissioning Editor and Head of Talent at A+E Networks UK.

For FirstLookTV, the series is Executive produced by Will Hanrahan and Series Produced by Graham Smiles, alongside line producers Claire Thomas and Lina Hashweh.

Dan Korn, Vice President of Programming at A+E Networks EMEA, said: “Understanding how relationships can be distorted and misrepresented via social media is one of the most significant and disturbing crime phenomena facing modern British society.  We’re proud to partner with FirstLook TV to tell the stories of those who deserve to be heard”.

Will Hanrahan from FirstLookTV said: “The most dangerous person in your life is often the person you are dating. It’s a threat we believe is too often overlooked by Police forces and local Care services. We’ve worked with campaign groups and charities to highlight the red flags we should all be aware of, and we are honoured to be working with our longest broadcast colleague for True Crime, Crime+Investigation.”

#DEAD2ME will premiere on Crime+Investigation and Crime+Investigation PLAY in September 2023.


Jon Creamer

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