INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY'S HIT SCRIPTED MINI-SERIES "SERIAL THRILLER" PREMIERES THIRD AND FINAL TRILOGY
-The Three-Part Story of a Notorious American Serial Killer Debuts as a Special One-Night Television Event Saturday, February 20 from 8-11pm ET-
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Today, Investigation Discovery announced the third and final installment of its breakout scripted mini-series SERIAL THRILLER. Based on a true story, THE HEAD HUNTER transports viewers to a beautiful California seaside city devastated by a series of missing college students and hitchhikers. As the hills and ocean wash up human remains, detectives are thrown into the media spotlight desperately following leads in a frantic bid to restore peace in the murder capitol. SERIAL THRILLER: THE HEAD HUNTER debuts as a special one-night television event on Saturday, February 20 from 8-11pm ET only on Investigation Discovery.
Each installment of the SERIAL THRILLER trilogy propels viewers into a chilling true crime story of a real-life serial killer. The murderer's identity is a mystery at first, leaving viewers to unravel the clues from episode to episode, with each character's vivid storyline serving as a reminder that behind every crime are real people and lives devastatingly transformed. The eerie outcome may have been ripped from the headlines, but SERIAL THRILLER reveals the whole narrative by weaving together the factual accounts from those closest to the case. Previous installments of the SERIAL THRILLER trilogy have profiled notorious serial killers Ted Bundy and Stephen Peter Morin.
"With our first two installments of SERIAL THRILLER averaging more than 1.2 million viewers, it's exciting to see that these true-crime stories have resonated with ID's current audience and also brought in new viewers who enjoy multi-part scripted television," said Kevin Bennett, general manager of Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel. "This final mini-series is truly a binge-worthy experience to close out this thrilling trilogy."
SERIAL THRILLER: THE HEAD HUNTER is produced for Investigation Discovery by October Films with Steve Murphy, Matt Robins, and Lindsay Shapero as executive producers. SERIAL THRILLER: THE HEAD HUNTER is written by Lindsay Shapero and Olivier Nilsson-Julien and directed by Tom Keeling. For Investigation Discovery, Eugenie Vink is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.
About October Films
October Films is one of the UK's most prestigious television producers, with a burgeoning presence in the US. October's recent productions include: the ratings hit Walking the Himalayas (Channel 4), high-profile series Barbarians Rising (History), groundbreaking exploration and endurance format Mygrations (National Geographic Channel US and global), docu-drama series Obsession: Dark Desires and Suspicion (Investigation Discovery US), Walking the Nile (Channel 4/Discovery Animal Planet), Emmy Award winning World War Two From Space (History), the global science phenomenon Outrageous Acts of Science (Discovery Channel); acclaimed documentary Spying on Hitler's Army (Channel 4 / PBS) and the enduringly popular factual entertainment series Rude Tube (Channel 4).
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, the "always revealing" network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.