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FilmRise commissions Making a Serial Killer

October 28, 2021

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network announces its order of a new 10-episode true crime series from FirstLookTV, “Making a Serial Killer.” The series uniquely explores what makes someone kill and kill and kill again. The deal gives FilmRise all rights for North America, German-speaking Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. The announcement was made today by Max Einhorn, SVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions of FilmRise.

Einhorn states, “FilmRise and FirstLookTV are both clear leaders in the true-crime space. We are amazed by the access and exclusive content Will Hanrahan and his team have secured in this production. After the success of our co-production Meet, Marry, Murder, we were excited to partner with FirstLookTV again on this series. Serial killers and their atrocities did not disappear after the 1970’s. These look like everyday people, so heed the warning signs this show shares with you.”

Each episode focuses on a different serial killer and offers an answer to the question “what make a serial killer tick?” The reasons given by each killer will be dissected by criminologists and psychologists and include gripping interviews with detectives, heart-breaking first-person accounts by survivors and their families, and edge-of-your-seat footage from interrogation rooms.

Episodes feature accounts from the parents of a victim of Jesse Matthew, the “The Back-to-School Killer”; two siblings who survived Don Miller, the “East Lansing Serial Killer”; the lead investigator who caught Toronto’s Bruce McArthur, and much more.

The deal was negotiated by Max Einhorn, SVP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for FilmRise and Will Hanrahan for FirstLookTV.

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