Reelz Gets Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer as Banijay Rights and FirstLook TV Strike Co-Development Deal

12 September, 2019

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has sold series one and two of hit factual series, INSIDE THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER (20 x 60’). Produced by award-winning independent UK producer, FirstLook TV, the show has been picked up by Reelz in the US.

The latest sale of INSIDE THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER follows those previously announced with the likes of Netflix, Discovery UK, UKTV’s Really Channel, Foxtel and The Justice Network.

Banijay Rights and FirstLook TV also today announced a deal to co-develop and co-finance a new slate of crime-themed factual series for broadcasters worldwide. The agreement, covering a maximum of 10 new titles, will see Banijay Rights investing in research, sizzles and pilots at the outset, creating tasters for broadcasters and platforms before they commit to a full series and allowing Banijay Rights and FirstLook TV to produce true crime content without waiting for a commission. Banijay Rights will exclusively distribute the titles covered in the agreement.

Andreas Lemos, Commercial Director – Factual, at Banijay Rights commented, “INSIDE THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER has been a huge success for us, thanks primarily to the way FirstLook TV has enthusiastically calibrated the series to the global market – with a balance of cases from all over the world, an array of multi-national experts, and first-hand testimonies and chilling archive. The fact that Reelz has picked up the series for the US really proves that FirstLook TV are masters in the genre and we’re looking to boost this model further with our crime co-development deal.”

Will Hanrahan, Creative Director at FirstLook TV, added, “Creating compelling factual series brands that are enjoyed across the globe is one of FirstLook TV’s key objectives. We’re delighted to build on the success of INSIDE THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER and collaborate with the fantastic team at Banijay Rights on this 10 series collection of brand-new crime-themed factual programming for the international market.”