Factual indie, Phoenix Television, has landed a Netflix order for the new season of its true crime show, When Missing Turns to Murder.

Netflix has acquired the 10×60’ series after the first season of the show aired in 2022 earning the show the number two position in its top ten ranking at launch. This new series features one British case per episode and will first air on Netflix in the UK, US, Canada, Sub-Saharan Africa, Benelux and Nordics on Wednesday 19th April.  The deal was brokered by Abacus Media Rights and is financed by Great Point Media.

When Missing Turns to Murder reveals what happens in a police investigation and to the family at its heart when a loved one goes missing and then they get the worst possible news.

Miles Jarvis, founding partner at Phoenix said, “Viewer feedback from season one of When Missing Turns to Murder was hugely supportive of the families who take part. It’s an honour and huge responsibility to have the opportunity and trust to tell the stories of these ten new families and the police officers who worked with them. The contributors we work with take part to help stop such horrors happening again. In this series, their brave testimony highlights issues including coercive behaviour, domestic violence and relocation of paedophiles in communities.”’

This latest commission is Phoenix’s fourth in the crime genre following CBS Ratings hit, the 10×60’ series Murder: First on Scene and RTS Southern Award-winning BBC documentary Murder in Soho: Who Killed Freddie Mills? Phoenix’s specialist factual slate is also growing with its ground-breaking Sky History series Royal Autopsy – fronted by Prof Alice Roberts – which premiered this week.


Jon Creamer

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