( London) Leading UK independent TV production company Zig Zag Productions today announces a raft of international broadcast acquisitions for its documentary film that explores the circumstances around the death and aftermath of global pop icon Michael Jackson, including to Discovery Networks.
Discovery Networks has picked up ‘Killing Michael Jackson’ for its channels in Italy, Germany and the Nordics and will also launch the film on its Quest Red channel in the UK to mark the 10-year anniversary of Jackson’s death. The doc has also been picked up by Polsat Television in Poland, TVNZ in New Zealand and Medialaan in Belgium.
The 1 x 60’ film features the three US detectives who led the original investigation into the controversial singer’s death in 2009.
Reunited onscreen for the first time since the trial of Doctor Conrad Murray – who was subsequently jailed for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson – Orlando Martinez, Dan Myers and Scott Smith will re-examine the case a decade later and will reveal to viewers the extraordinary detail of their investigation.
The detectives will re-examine the case by reopening their official Los Angeles Police Department case files 10 years on and expose new revelations, fresh perspectives and exclusive audio-taped interviews with both Doctor Conrad Murray and witnesses. Together with unseen archive material and emotionally charged interviews, ‘Killing Michael Jackson’ forms a ground-breaking documentary on the case that captivated millions.
The doc will also explore Jackson and Murray’s co-dependent relationship and examine the extent of Murray’s culpability over the death of the singer. It will also reveal in exhaustive detail the minutes running up to Jackson’s death, his actual passing and the immediate aftermath through the eyes of the detectives and eye witnesses who have never told their story on TV.
Matt Graff, Managing Director of Zig Zag Productions, said: “We are delighted that this documentary has been picked up in territories across the world. This film focuses on the intriguing circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson’s death giving audiences a fascinating insight into the final moments of the pop star’s life and the criminal process that lead to the arrest and conviction of Dr Conrad Murray.”
Zig Zag Productions is one of the UK’s foremost independent television production companies. Headquartered in London and launched by CEO Danny Fenton in 1999, the firm has produced over 650 hours of non-scripted programming and has grown to become and internationally renowned, respected and award-winning television producer both in the UK, US and internationally.