“Murdered at First Sight” is the latest powerfully emotive true crime series to be commissioned by Sky UK for Sky Crime. The series is scheduled to TX on the channel in March.

Murdered at First Sight (10 x 1hr) tells the first-hand stories of some of the most complex and hard-to-solve murder cases: stranger murders.  With these cases, there are no disgruntled partners, no jealous relatives, no family squabble… they leave behind devastated families and terrified communities. And these seemingly motiveless murders, notoriously difficult to crack are on the rise.  In fact, last year according to ONS, in the UK, 137 men and 23 women were killed by people they didn’t know and had never met, a 43% rise on previous years.

The series is being distributed internationally (outside UK) by Amcomri Entertainment Inc’s TV and Documentary distribution arm, Abacus Media Rights.

Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at Abacus Media Rights comments: “There is a continued global curiosity in the many types of true crime and this new series, from the excellent production team at Woodcut, looks at the genre from a new angle which we are sure will be of interest to our international clients.”