BBC Three Orders Amanda Knox Special
BBC Three has ordered a special centered on the Amanda Knox trial from NBC News' Peacock Productions, the first commission out of the company's new London office.
The one-hour documentary Is Amanda Knox Guilty? will air Monday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m., and it will revolve around the latest developments in the Knox case since she was found guilty for the second time by an Italian judge on Jan. 30.
Filmmakers and journalists Paul Russell and Andrea Vogt, who followed the Meredith Kercher murder case since it began in November 2007, produced the film. Featured in the special are interviews with Stephanie and Lyle Kercher, Meredith's sister and brother; defense lawyers; and experts from both the prosecution and the defense.
"Andrea and Paul have followed every twist and turn of this story and captured all of the key moments and important interviewees. We are grateful to the family of Meredith Kercher for their cooperation in the making of the program," said Peacock Productions managing director Steve Anderson, who will executive produce the project.
"We're thrilled to be working with BBC Three on the first commission to come out of the recently opened London office; you can expect to see a lot more from Steve and his team in the coming months," said Sharon Scott, president and general manager of Peacock Productions.
BBC Knowledge's Carol Sennett and Zai Bennett, controller of BBC Three ordered the Knox special. Russell and Kate Hampson are producers, while Vogt will direct. Authentic Distribution will distribute.