A&E Network has acquired a new scripted series titled Those Who Kill starring Chloe Sevigny and James D’Arcy. The network will air the 10 one-hour dramatic crime series next year with filming set to begin this fall.
Bob DeBitetto, President and General Manager of A&E Network and BIO Channel, announced the acquisition. “Those Who Kill is not a crime procedural about serial killers – it’s a deep serialized character portrait of two compelling yet damaged individuals coming together through the revelation of their dark past,” stated DeBitetto. “We are thrilled to have such an incredible cast and crew signed on to this project and the result should be an absolutely riveting series.”
Imagine Television and Fox21 are producing the series, and Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are executive producing. The pilot episode was written by Glen Morgan (The X-Files, Millennium) with Joe Carnahan directing. Morgan is also on board as an executive producer/showrunner.
Those Who Kill is based on a popular Danish crime series format inspired by the bestselling work of author Elsebeth Egholm. The series centers on Catherine Jensen (Sevigny), a freshly minted and incredibly smart police detective who tracks down serial killers. Jensen is also attempting to come to terms with her past by continuing to investigate her stepfather, who she suspects may be a serial killer, and her brother who went missing as a sixteen-year-old. Jensen enlists the help of Thomas Schaffer (D’Arcy), a forensic psychiatrist, to help her get into the minds of serial killers, all the while luring Schaffer into her own personal investigation. Both characters possess a deep psychological understanding that connects them to the killers’ victims and to the killers themselves.
Source: A&E Network
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