Abacus Media Rights has secured various sales for "Butchers of the Bayou" to Prime Video for UK and Ireland. In addition, A&E has licensed the series for various territories across the globe.
“Butchers of the Bayou is a riveting and disturbing real crime series that is almost too unbelievable to be true," Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at AMR, said. "We are very pleased to have the opportunity to sell this documentary to two big platforms, ensuring it will have as wide an audience as possible.”
Produced by Peninsula Television for A&E Network and Prime Video and directed by David Harvey, "Butchers of the Bayou" is executive produced by Elaine Frontain Bryant, Michael Gelman and Peter Tarshis for A&E, along with Jonathan Ford for AMR and Ronan Hand for Peninsula. The hard-hitting series has been produced using exclusive interviews and archive materials provided by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Zachary Police Department and the 19th Judicial District Court of Louisiana, amongst many other sources. It is one of many mini-series co-productions released by Peninsula over the next few months in collaboration with AMR.
Set in America’s Deep South, the four-part documentary series showcases federal investigations and unsolved murder cases of women in Baton Rouge that were going nowhere because the Baton Rouge area Multi-Agency Task Force simply had so many cases on their hands. From 1991 to 2001 there were 53 unsolved murders of women in the area, many coming from different backgrounds and ethnicities and involving different causes of death. Any attempt to sift through potential suspects led them astray because, not only were they focusing on a wrong profile, they did not consider they were dealing with more than one serial killer at the time…