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UKTV commissions two new true crime shows from Wag Entertainment

06/06/2024

Delimar Vera in "Back From The Dead: Who Kidnapped Me?"

Thursday 6th June 2024 UKTV continues its commitment to the intriguing world of true crime with Back from the Dead: Who Kidnapped Me? (3 x 60) and Lies, Deceit And Betrayal (6 x 60). UKTV Original series produced by Wag Entertainment for free-to-air entertainment channel U&W and free streaming service U.

Back from the Dead: Who Kidnapped Me? follows the kidnapping of Delimar Vera, an extraordinary true story that shocked America two decades ago. For the first time, Delimar sits down to exclusively tell the world her truth. At just 10 days old, Delimar was originally reported dead in a tragic housefire, even though her body was not found. Six years later, her mother Luz Cuevas spotted a young girl at a birthday party who looked exactly like she had as a child - incredibly this was Delimar, six years old and perfectly healthy. Across three episodes, Back from the Dead: Who Kidnapped Me? will explore all the twists and turns that saw Delimar reunited with her mother and how the unanswered questions around her kidnapping, who helped her kidnapper, and her miraculous return have affected her family, her life and her future -in Delimars own words. The series is produced by Wag Entertainment, part of Asacha Media Group, a Fremantle company. Fremantle is handling international distribution for Back from the Dead: Who Kidnapped Me?

Lies, Deceit And Betrayal tells the stories of the most audacious scams in recent history, scams that anyone could fall for. In each episode, viewers are introduced to a different devious criminal who went to great lengths to con their victims and ruin lives in the process. From romance fraudsters to health scammers, the stories are told through first-person testimony.

Back from the Dead: Who Kidnapped Me? and Lies, Deceit And Betrayal have been commissioned for UKTV by Kirsty Hanson, commissioning editor and Helen Nightingale, head of factual. They are ordered for U&W by Adam Collings, channel director and Hilary Rosen, director of commissioning. The series director of Back from the Dead: Who Kidnapped Me? is Susanna Herbert. The series producer of Lies, Deceit And Betrayal is Jared Wright. Eliya Arman and Steven Green are executive producers for Wag Entertainment.

Kirsty Hanson said,

These true crime series are both fascinating and heartbreaking at every turn. With Back from the Dead: Who Kidnapped Me? and Lies, Deceit & Betrayal, we will tell the victims story from their perspective for the first time. We feel very grateful to them for trusting UKTV with their stories and to Wag Entertainment for telling them with such empathy.

Adam Collings said,

We are incredibly honoured to have Back from the Dead: Who Kidnapped Me? and Lies, Deceit And Betrayal join our growing slate of true crime. These are two very different series, both deeply compelling and which we think the U&W audience will be utterly intrigued by.

Wag Entertainments Steven Green said,

Were delighted to be working with U&W on these two exciting series, both of which feature shocks and surprises and real on-screen emotion.

Back from the Dead: Who Kidnapped Me? and Lies, Deceit And Betrayal follow the announcement of U&Ws first original true crime commission Red Flag. So far this year, U&W has launched the new series Katherine Ryan: Parental Guidance, while returning favourites this year include Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over USA, Emma Willis: Delivering Babies and Gemma & Gorka: Life Behind The Lens.

Back from the Dead: Who Kidnapped Me? and Lies, Deceit And Betrayal will air on U and U&W in 2024.
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