BBC Three has ordered a docu on the Amanda Knox case update from NBC News’ Peacock Productions — Peacock Prods’ first UK commission out of its new London office. Peacock predicts its one-hour special, Is Amanda Knox Guilty? will be the first TV docu on the case since an Italian judge announced the second guilty verdict on January 30 — it’s scheduled to air on BBC Three on Monday, February 17.
Peacock Productions opened a London office last October, headed by Managing Director Steve Anderson.
The film is produced in association with filmmakers and journalists Paul Russell and Andrea Vogt, who followed the Meredith Kercher murder case from its beginning in November of 2007 and who produced a feature length documentary on the case. The update features exclusive interviews with Stephanie and Lyle Kercher, Meredith’s brother and sister; as well as defense lawyers and experts from both the defense and the prosecution.
The documentary was commissioned by BBC Knowledge’s Carol Sennett and Zai Bennett, Controller of BBC Three. It will be executive produced by Steve Anderson. The director is Andrea Vogt, it is produced by Paul Russell and for NBC Peacock; the producer is Kate Hampson.
“Andrea and Paul have followed every twist and turn of this story and captured all of the key moments and important interviewees,” Anderson said, adding, “We are grateful to the family of Meredith Kercher for their co-operation in the making of the program.”
Is Amanda Knox Guilty? will be distributed by Autentic Distribution of Munich, Germany.