California producer-distributor GRB Entertainment has inked deals to send various crime series to Canada’s Bell Media and Sony Pictures Entertainment in the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Ireland and Malta.
Bell Media has acquired four series for its French-speaking audiences. They include Killer Legends, the investigation of real crimes that spawned from urban legends such as The Candyman, The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs; Cropsey, detailing the disappearance and death of a 12-year-old girl in the summer of 1987 by a man identified as Andre Rand (pictured); FBI Takedowns, featuring elite FBI agents on a mission to hunt down the world’s most wanted criminals; and Police Women of Dallas, which follows the lives of three female police officers and a detective at the Dallas Police Department as they provide a first–person account of their demanding, sometimes funny, and often dangerous lives as officers of the law.
Sony Pictures Entertainment will also broadcast Police Women of Dallas, along with Police Women of Broward County, following four female members of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, and Police Women of Cincinnati, featuring four female officers with the Cincinnati Police Department.
Sony has also picked up Earl Hamner: Storyteller, a new documentary paying tribute to one of America’s most prolific television writers, Earl Hamner Jr., creator of The Waltons and Falcon Crest and writer of multiple episodes of The Twilight Zone.