True Crime Fans: Sky Has Launched A New Channel Completely Dedicated To True Crime
Published on October 31, 2019
True Crime fans in the UK have a new reason to celebrate! Sky TV has launched a new channel, completely dedicated to true crime called Sky Crime. If you’re a true crime junkie, get ready for a serious binge-fest because this channel has everything you’ve ever wanted to see.
Sky Crime’s daily schedule will be packed with documentaries about serial killers, the most famous crimes in UK and US history, and the unsolved mysteries that will turn you into a couch potato detective. Here are a few of the programs to get excited about!
Existing Programs Featured On Sky Crime
Sky Crime will feature some true crime documentaries and docu-series that were available on other channels first that many viewers didn’t have a chance to see. If you missed any of these, definitely check them out!
The Case Against Adnan Syed
Many people were turned on to true crime through the first season of the podcast Serial, which focused on the murder of high school student Hae Min Lee. Or more accurately, it focused on the man accused of murdering her: Adnan Syed.
This four-part docu-series picks up where Serial left off. It updates us on where the case stands today, but it also reexamines the evidence that was presented in Serial and in the popular spinoff podcast Undisclosed. For people who have followed the case for years, the docu-series offers a unique opportunity to put faces to names and images to places. Many of the key players from the case are interviewed in the series and the documentary crew visits all the locations that are key to the case. If you were swept up in the Serial obsession, this docu-series is a must-watch, especially now that it’s not only available on HBO.
This US true-crime phenomenon finally makes its way to the UK with the launch of Sky Crime. The series examines women who have been driven to commit extreme crimes after some awful happened to them. Most of the episodes involve women taking revenge on cheating husbands or their mistresses. But some of the episodes feature women who have committed crimes after undergoing serious traumas.
The series is an interesting examination of what happens when people are pushed too far, what happens when they—as the title spells out—snap. It’s definitely worth a binge, especially if you want to learn about cases that never made headlines.
If you haven’t heard about the spectacular and almost unbelievable ending to this wildly popular true crime docu-series, you’ve probably been living under a rock. But just in case, we won’t ruin it for you. This series delves into the disappearance of Kathie Durst, the wife of New York real-estate mogul Robert Durst. It also examines two subsequent murders of people close to Durst—his close friend and a neighbor.
Durst has always been a suspect in all three crimes, but has maintained his innocence for years. As we’ve alluded to, the ending of this series is the most insane ending any true crime junkie could hope for. Be prepared to watch the whole series in a day!
New Programs Featured on Sky Crime
Sky Crime will also feature multiple new documentaries and docu-series, some of which examine aspects of true crime that have long been ignored.
In Defense Of
This docu-series will explore an aspect of true crime that has largely been ignored – the relationship between defense attorneys and their famous criminal clients. Lawyers who have defended some of the world’s most notorious criminals (like Ted Bundy) will share their experiences with their clients and the trials. In Defense Of offers viewers a peek into the behind the scene information we’ve never had access to before. It’s a true crime lover’s dream.
Britain’s Most Evil Killers
UK true crime fans will be delighted with this new docu-series, which tells the stories of the UK’s most notorious killers. The first episode focuses on the murder of Joanna Yeates, one of Britain’s most high-profile cases. Further episodes delve into cases you might have heard of, and even more that you haven’t. The series has been described as addictive, so get ready to cancel your weekend plans.
Conman: The Life and Crimes of Mark Acklom
Sky Crime isn’t all about the murders and murderers, though. This docu-series tells the story of Britain’s most famous con-man. The case outlines the numerous swindles of Mark Acklom and his capture, which was made possible by famous Sky News reporter Martin Brunt. True crime junkies who need a break from stories of ruthless violence will be captivated by this tale of manipulation.
The True Crime Binge of a Lifetime
Sky Crime launched at the beginning of October. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, clear your weekend plans and get ready for some serious viewing.