Prime Video has ordered a new three-part true crime documentary series, Dead in the Water, from Raw, producers of The Tinder Swindler and Don’t F**K With Cats.

Dead in the Water is a global story of the long hunt for a brutal killer that spans four decades. The year is 1978, a young British couple embark on the trip of a lifetime through remote Central America. Chris Farmer and Peta Frampton set out on a backpacking adventure, the letters they write and the tapes they sent home were filled with tales of exotic landscapes, cultural encounters, and the thrill of the unknown. But their dream soon turns into a nightmare when they are brutally murdered and the trail for their killer goes cold.

Four decades later, failed by law enforcement, their family take up the manhunt and begin the descent into an unknown world of online sleuthing and make a shocking discovery.

This is the story of a gap year gone terribly wrong, and a tale of two families on either side of the Atlantic, united by grief and bound by a common purpose – the pursuit of a killer, even when it seemed untenable, decades after his heinous crimes were committed.

The three-part series has been produced by Raw in association with All3Media International. Executive producers for Raw are Keeley Van Dyke and Liesel Evans. Series producer is Claire Goodlass and producer is Charlie Melville; the series is directed by Niamh Kennedy.

Dead in the Water will be available on Prime Video in the UK and Ireland, Canada and the Netherlands. All3Media International has exclusive worldwide distribution rights for the series.

Pippa Considine

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