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CBS Reality commissions Murder: Fight for the Truth from Phoenix

March 1, 2023

CBS Reality, the factual entertainment channel, has commissioned the UK-based independent factual and non-scripted specialist Phoenix Television to produce Murder: Fight for the Truth.

The 10×60’ series reveals the stories of heroes who went the extra mile when the odds were stacked against them to crack murder cases and bring killers to justice.  The brand-new, original series features a different, compelling case each episode with four coming from the UK and six from the US including the British case of Julie Hogg whose mother changed an 800-year old double jeopardy law to convict her killer and the US case of 3-year old Ashley McLellan who was found dead in an outdoor pool – an on-scene fire captain knew it wasn’t an accidental death and was determined to prove it. The series will premiere on April 6th.

Every episode is authored by the hero who drove the search for justice and was instrumental in solving the case.  As each case unfolds, the hero’s journey is supported by other key players including family and friends, police officers, lawyers and a wide range of investigative experts. Each episode concludes with the truth finally being unearthed and a killer is convicted.

Sam Rowden, Vice President of Content and Production, AMC Networks International – UK, said, “Murder: Fight for the Truth has a unique perspective on murder cases because it allows us to champion and celebrate the work of extraordinary people – both professionals and family members – who were determined to solve the murder case they were involved with, and get justice. This new series underscores our commitment to delivering compelling original true crime programming on CBS Reality in the UK.”

Jaimi West, founding partner at Phoenix, said, “This highly emotive and deeply personal series reveals how brave, determined and passionate people were compelled to embark on their own fight for the truth, and get it.”

Murder: Fight for the Truth is Phoenix’s fifth in the crime space and its second CBS Reality commission, having previously produced the 10×60’ ratings hit Murder: First on Scene.

Murder: Fight for the Truth is co-funded and distributed internationally by Abacus Media Rights.

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