TLC and Investigation Discovery Acquire Rights to U.S. Premieres of "Killer Women with Piers Morgan"
- Limited Series Created by Plum Pictures Debuts on TLC on July 8;
Encores on Investigation Discovery Beginning July 12 -
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Today, TLC and Investigation Discovery (ID) announced the acquisition through Hat Trick International of Plum Pictures' two-part series KILLER WOMEN WITH PIERS MORGAN. In each episode, journalist and presenter Piers Morgan travels to meet one of America's most notorious killers for in-depth conversations in a quest to discover what drives some women to kill.
With incredibly personal access to three different women serving time in Texas and Florida, Morgan delves into the details of each crime, talking to family members, law enforcement, defense attorneys, prosecutors and those most involved in each case, often returning to the very scene of the murders. KILLER WOMEN WITH PIERS MORGAN will premiere on TLC on Friday, July 8 from 8-10 PM ET/PT with two weeks of consecutive encores on ID beginning Tuesday, July 12 from 8-9 PM ET/PT.
In the first episode, Morgan travels to Gatesville, TX to meet Erin Caffey, who at age 16, committed a crime that nearly defies comprehension: she plotted to kill her entire family. Speaking with Erin at her maximum security prison, where she is serving a life sentence, Morgan has difficulty reconciling the nearly child-like woman in front of him with the portrait of a monster who murdered three of her family members. Morgan also interviews Erin's father, who survived the attack, as well as friends who paint a picture of a sweet, church-going girl and a counselor who calls Erin "the best liar I've ever seen."
Episode two features two stories of women who killed someone they love. In August 2008 in rural Florida, Amanda Hutton calls 911 saying her daughter, Adrianna, drowned in the pool. But was this an accident or a punishment taken too far? Piers travels to the scene to reconstruct the two different version of the story and talk to those involved in the case. As this "did-she-or-didn't she" story unfolds, Amanda's conviction depends on the gut-wrenching testimony of an eye witness ... her 7-year-old son. Then, Piers travels to Texas to interview Rhonda Glover, who was convicted of killing her wealthy boyfriend, Jimmy Joste, in cold blood. Was Rhonda defending herself from her stalker or was this a cold, calculated crime?
KILLER WOMEN WITH PIERS MORGAN is a co-production between Piers Morgan and Plum Pictures for ITV. Piers Morgan and Plum's Managing Director Stuart Cabb are executive producers. Plum Pictures are represented internationally by Hat Trick International who brokered the sale to TLC & ID. Piers Morgan is a client of The Alternative.
About Plum Pictures
Plum Pictures is one of the UK's fastest growing and critically acclaimed independent production companies. Founded by Stuart Cabb and Will Daws in 2007, they have become known for producing innovative, stand out hits for all the major UK networks.
Stuart Cabb is an award winning director and Executive Producer who spent 15 years at the BBC before launching Plum. At Plum he has overseen projects such as Kid Criminals, Inside Death Row and The Mafia with Trevor McDonald.
About Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan is an award winning journalist who currently Hosts "Good Morning Britain" for ITV and has produced and hosted the successful ITV series "Life Stories with Piers Morgan". The former host of "Piers Morgan Tonight" and "Piers Morgan for Live" for CNN, Piers also launched both "America's Got Talent" for NBC and "Britain's Got Talent" for ITV as a Judge and was the first winner of the US version of "The Celebrity Apprentice" for NBC. He is also an editor at Large for the Daily Mail.
About Hat Trick International
Hat Trick International (HTI) was established in 1998 to internationally distribute the award winning formats and finished shows created by Hat Trick Productions. Since then, HTI has gone from strength to strength; representing programming from both Hat Trick Productions and other independent producers, including Keo Film, Emporium Productions and Plum Pictures. HTI's hit shows form cornerstones in schedules throughout the globe, including Have I Got News for You, Outnumbered, Episodes starring Matt LeBlanc (Friends) which launched at the start of 2011, plus factual titles such as James May's Toy Stories, George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, River Cottage: 3 Good Things, Living with the Amish and Hugh's Fish Fight. www.hattrickinternational.com
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is America's leading mystery and suspense television network, showcasing intriguing and riveting Real People, Real Stories. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries, the premier true crime network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of the fastest growing cable networks in the U.S., ID delivers the highest-quality programming to more than 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications, the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative viewers in 220 countries and territories.
Offering remarkably relatable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life's milestone moments. In 2016 to-date, TLC is the #10 ad-supported cable network in delivery among W25-54. TLC is a global brand available in more than 91million homes in the US and 332 million households in 186 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC through social media on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and @TLC on Twitter as well as On Demand services, YouTube and mobile platforms. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in 220 countries and territories.