As studios strive to find the next Making a Murderer they delve further into the real lives of some of the world's most dangerous prisoners. A new true crime series, premiering in the UK this spring on Crime + Investigation, could fill that void.
The 10-part documentary series, I Am a Killer, profiles ten prisoners who have been convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The series was produced by A+E Networks UK in partnership with Netflix and Sky Vision Productions.
Filmed in prisons across America, each 60-minute episode contains interviews with the convicted prisoners recounting the events that led up to their crime as well as the offence itself. The series reveals their motivations as well as their expectations for their life in prison and their families. It also looks at how they feel about their crimes in hindsight, having reflected on what their actions have cost them.
One of the episodes focuses on Miguel Martinez (pictured above) who in 1992, at just 17-years-old, he became the youngest person to be sent to Texas' death row for his role in a triple murder. The episode documents his time in prison and ultimately his death sentence being commuted to life imprisonment, in 2002.
“We’re excited to be working with Sky Vision and Netflix on this powerful and evocative new series, which gives the viewer a compelling insight into the mind of a murderer and the complexity of many murder cases,” said A+E Networks’ Koulla Anastasi.
The series will be broadcast on Crime + Investigation on 29 May.