Amazon Prime Video has acquired Fremantle's "Veleno: The Town of Lost Children." The five-part true-crime docuseries inspired by the 2019 book “Veleno. Una Storia Vera” by Pablo Trincia and written and directed by Hugo Berkeley, will launch exclusively on Prime Video in Italy this May.
The show is produced by Fremantle Italy and Ettore Paternò is the Executive Producer, with Fremantle set to globally distribute it. Consumers can access the series via the Prime Video app available on compatible devices, which include smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, and game consoles, among others. The Prime membership subscription costs approximately €36/year.
"Veleno: The Town of Lost Children" will now form part of thousands of other TV series and movie titles across the Prime Video library, including Italian produced Amazon Originals "LOL: Chi ride è fuori," and "Celebrity Hunted – Caccia all’uomo," Amazon Original series such as "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Fleabag," Tom Clancy's "Jack Ryan, Hunters," "Coming 2 America," and many others. Licensed content, the upcoming exclusive live broadcasts and sports matches in Italy will also be included.
"Veleno: The Town of Lost Children" is a true crime story and narrates the Italian “Satanic Panic” phenomenon, chronicling the events that took place in Mirandola, Finale Emilia and Massa Finalese in Northern Italy between 1997 and 1998, where over twenty people were accused of pedophilia and violence against 16 children. Following a confession by one of the members of the group of children, an in-depth investigation was conducted by Italian police which resulted in families torn apart and all the children involved being taken away from their families.