FilmRise acquires World’s Most Evil Killers rights
June 13, 2022
FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has acquired all rights to the recently wrapped sixth and upcoming seventh seasons of Woodcut Media’s long-running true crime docuseries World’s Most Evil Killers, represented by Keshet International for world sales. The deal gives FilmRise exclusive digital SVoD, AVoD and FAST rights domestically to Seasons 6 and 7 comprising 40 new episodes bumping the overall total to 140 episodes in the series. The announcement was made jointly today by Max Einhorn SVP, Acquisitions & Co-Productions at FilmRise and Keren Shahar, COO and President of Distribution at Keshet International.
Einhorn commented: “The success of the first five seasons has shown us that viewers have a voracious appetite for this type of programming and are becoming more and more fascinated with the genre in large part driven by their availability to watch for free on AVoD platforms such as our FilmRise True Crime app and FAST channels.”
Shahar stated: “Our ongoing partnership with FilmRise and Woodcut Media’s World’s Most Evil Killers continues to be mutually beneficial for all parties involved, not least the viewers. We’re thrilled with the results the digital distribution has yielded for this brand, particularly on Filmrise’s AVoD platforms and FAST channels, which is part of our on-going strategy to grow the distribution side of KI’s business.”
World’s Most Evil Killers, produced by UK-based TV production company Woodcut Media and narrated by beloved British-television presenter Fred Dinenage, delves into the horrifying true stories of the world’s most terrifying and prolific killers including Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacey, Richard Ramirez, Leonard Lake, Dorthea Puente, Ted Bundy, among others. Each episode includes first-hand accounts, compelling interviews, archival footage, reenactments, and in-depth analysis from some of the world’s leading criminologists, crime journalists and psychologists as they try to understand the motivation and backstory that drove these individuals to commit such horrific acts.
FilmRise had previously acquired US and Caribbean digital distribution rights to the first five seasons of the series which is currently available on the FilmRise Streaming Network, including on the FilmRise True Crime App and FAST Channel. The series is also available on The Roku Channel, SamsungTV+, Amazon’s FreeVee among others.
The deal was negotiated by Max Einhorn, SVP, Acquisitions & Co-Productions at FilmRise and Rose Hughes, VP of Sales at Keshet International.