Factual producer, Arrow Media has bagged two series orders from US Channel Investigation Discovery.

The commissions are The Devil Speaks, a new crime series, alongside new murder mystery series What Lies Beneath.  

Arrow’s other crime series for the channel include: See No Evil, now in its fourth series and three series of American Monster.

Sam Starbuck, Executive Producer, Arrow Media, said: “The real emotion and nail-biting jeopardy of true crime stories make for some of the most compelling content on TV.  We now have a huge amount of expertise – not just in finding the best of these stories, but telling them in the most visceral and gripping way possible.  Arrow’s forte is using real footage. It’s difficult to track down and sometimes even more difficult to get access to, but it’s the key in bringing these stories to life with genuine power and authenticity.
Investigation Discovery is one of the most successful genre channels in the world and our crime content gets a global audience through the channel’s huge reach.  We are delighted to be growing our relationship with them.”

The Devil Speaks (6 x 60 mins) features real-life murder investigations.  Using a combination of real footage, interviews, dramatic reconstruction and archive, The Devil Speaks puts the voices of the victims and perpetrators themselves at the heart of the storytelling. 

Real footage of a different kind is at the heart of What Lies Beneath (6 x 60 mins). Arrow will use a combination of archive, drama reconstructions and interviews to to immerse viewers in the world of people whose lives are about to be overturned by a brutal murder. Flashes forward to the murder trial give clues as to what is about to unfold. 

The Devil Speaks and What Lies Beneath are Executive Produced by Sam Starbuck at Arrow Media.  

Staff Reporter

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