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Martine Vik Magnussen doc for discovery+ UK

March 11, 2022

Discovery UK has announced the commission of Martine: Chasing Justice (working title) , a new documentary series focused on the high-profile investigation into the murder of 23-year-old Norwegian student Martine Vik Magnussen. The series is set to premiere in the UK on discovery+ this autumn.

With unique access to Martine’s family, featuring Martine’s father Odd-Petter Magnussen and exclusive access to her mother Kristin Vik, who has hardly spoken about her daughter’s murder, the documentary series crosses borders, cultures and legal system, following a family’s 14 year long quest for justice.

Clare Laycock , SVP, Planning, Insights, Head of Entertainment , Entertainment, said: “Martine: Chasing Justice is a tragic story of a young, bright woman in her early twenties whose brutal and untimely murder sparked international outrage. This five-part series examines the power of influence and a family’s tireless fight for justice. As the case continues to unfold, even as recently as this week, we are proud to bring this important story to discovery+ later this year.”

Ingrid Wevang, Producer at Monster, added: “As times change, so do the opportunities for new elements in this case. We work closely with sources and follow many tracks. This is a complex case that not only involves many private individuals but also has had major ripple effects politically.”

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