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A+E Networks Emea Commissions Firstlooktv to Make Ten-Part Series #dead2me for Crime+Investigation

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Pictured is the family of Dawn Walker, whose story is told in #Dead2Me. Pictured is mother, Ginny Walker (L), and Dawn Walker’s daughter Keira-Lee Guest (R) (holding a framed photo of Dawn with her two sisters)
Pictured is the family of Dawn Walker, whose story is told in #Dead2Me. Pictured is mother, Ginny Walker (L), and Dawn Walker’s daughter Keira-Lee Guest (R) (holding a framed photo of Dawn with her two sisters)

A+E Networks EMEA has commissioned true crime specialists FirstLookTV to produce a brand-new 10-part documentary series for Crime+Investigation: #DEAD2ME.   

With testimony from those closest to each case, #DEAD2ME will explore the stories of ten couples from all over Britain whose relationships were borne out of the digital age. While these relationships started promisingly enough, they would all take a turn for the tragic, and in each case a running commentary provided by their digital dialogue and postings reveals how and why.   

These shocking accounts draw upon intimate interviews with friends and family who witnessed these tragic events unfolding – but were powerless to prevent them – along with investigators, psychologists and digital experts. Pieced together with exclusive access to evidence critical to each case, such as social media posts, bodycam footage, text messages and chat history, each episode paints a vivid picture of a particular couple’s unique story.  

This innovative true crime series tells the sobering stories of those who thought they’d found love online, only to end up paying the ultimate price when that love turned lethal. 

The ten-part series was commissioned by Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks EMEA, with Diana Carter, Commissioning Editor and Head of Talent at A+E Networks UK.  

For FirstLookTV, the series is Executive produced by Will Hanrahan and Series Produced by Graham Smiles, alongside line producers Claire Thomas and Lina Hashweh.  

Dan Korn, Vice President of Programming at A+E Networks EMEA, said: “Understanding how relationships can be distorted and misrepresented via social media is one of the most significant and disturbing crime phenomena facing modern British society.  We’re proud to partner with FirstLook TV to tell the stories of those who deserve to be heard”. 

Will Hanrahan from FirstLookTV said: “The most dangerous person in your life is often the person you are dating. It’s a threat we believe is too often overlooked by Police forces and local Care services. We’ve worked with campaign groups and charities to highlight the red flags we should all be aware of, and we are honoured to be working with our longest broadcast colleague for True Crime, Crime+Investigation.” 

#DEAD2ME will premiere on Crime+Investigation and Crime+Investigation PLAY in September 2023.

About A+E Networks EMEA 

At A+E Networks EMEA, we share stories that matter everywhere, anywhere. A leader in factual entertainment, our compelling, award-winning content connects with millions across the UK, Nordics, Benelux, Germany, Italy, Spain, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Our portfolio of premium brands – The HISTORY® Channel, Crime + Investigation®, HISTORY2®, BLAZE®, and COSMO TV® - inspire and excite viewers with hit franchises (Forged in Fire), must-see dramas (Vikings) and original commissions (The Hunt for Baltic Gold and Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter). Our stories are global and local, linear, and digital, and always compelling. With offices in London, Rome, Madrid, Warsaw, Munich, and Johannesburg, we are a truly international company that celebrates difference and diversity. 

About Crime+Investigation: 

Crime+Investigation® opens the door to the complex, compelling world of real crime, taking viewers on a journey in pursuit of truth, justice, and a better understanding of criminal behaviour. Each journey is personal and emotional, telling the story through investigators, experts, and those most affected. The channel is home to top-rating series such as Crimes That Shook Britain, Britain’s Darkest Taboos, Homicide Hunter, and Cold Case Files. CI is available in more than 50 million households in eighteen languages. 

About FirstLookTV 

FirstLookTV is an internationally established television production company creating a broad range of factual content. We have produced hundreds of hours of high quality, innovative programming from factual, specialist factual, documentary, and investigative programmes to studio entertainment. Our powerful, story-led content has produced high ratings and won us multiple awards. 

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