The true crime phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down — between World’s Most Wanted, Surviving Jeffrey Epstein, and I’ll Be Gone In the Dark, the genre keeps growing steadily. Adding to the ever-expanding collection of ripped from the headlines stories is AMC Networks, which just announced plans to develop more true crime content with some new creators.
AMC Networks — which includes AMC, BBC America, IFC, and Sundance TV — has signed content deals with multiple creators for upcoming true crime projects. The company revealed today that they’ve signed talent deals with Mona Chalabi (The Fix, Vagina Dispatches), Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City, Couples Therapy), Cameron Esposito (Queery, Take My Wife) and Jena Friedman (The Daily Show, Soft Focus) to develop original true crime content for its channels and streaming services.
“AMC Networks has a rich history of elevating the true crime format, presenting critically acclaimed programming made by award-winning storytellers – most notably with SundanceTV’s The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park, Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle and The Staircase, among others,” said Dan McDermott, President of Original Programming for AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group and Co-President of AMC Studios. “Mona, Naomi, Cameron and Jena each bring a unique perspective to the true crime conversation while delivering thought-provoking cultural observations and we are thrilled to collaborate with them as we continue to build upon our recent, critically acclaimed successes in this
All of the creators AMC Networks signed with come from different backgrounds, varying from indie films, to journalism, to late night comedy shows. Chalabi has worked as a journalist, writing stories for The New Yorker, the New York Times and The Guardian. Ekperigin, a comedian, has worked on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Search Party, and Broad City. Esposito has appeared in multiple TV and film projects and has her own podcast, Queery. And Friedman, a Daily Show alum, has worked with comedians like Samantha Bee, Michael Che and John Oliver.
Source: New York Post
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