Amazon Prime Video is delving deeper into the true crime mystery game.
The streamer has greenlit The Tinder Swindler and Don’t F**k with Cats producer Raw TV to make Dead in the Water, which will tell the gripping global story of the long hunt for a brutal killer that spans four decades.
In 1978, a young British couple embarked on the trip of a lifetime through remote Central America. Chris Farmer and Peta Frampton set out on an exhilarating backpacking adventure, but their dream soon turned into a chilling nightmare when they were brutally murdered and the trail for their killer goes cold. Four decades later, failed by law enforcement, their family take up the manhunt and begin the descent into an unknown world of online sleuthing, making a shocking discovery.
The show comes as Prime Video ramps up its true crime offering in the UK and it will launch next year in the UK, Ireland, Canada and the Netherlands.
The three-part series has been produced by Raw in association with All3Media International. Executive producers for Raw are Keeley Van Dyke and Liesel Evans. Series producer is Claire Goodlass and producer is Charlie Melville, while the series is directed by Niamh Kennedy.
Earlier this week, Netflix UK docs commissioner Jonny Taylor revealed he is moving to Raw to become Creative Director.