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Sundance Orders ‘Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited’

Project Based on Truman Capote

SundanceTV has ordered a four-part true crime documentary event series tentatively titled “Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited.” The project focuses on the brutal murder of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959, and the resulting investigation, convictions and executions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book, “In Cold Blood.” The series, produced and directed by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger, will present a 360-degree view and re-examination of the crime and subsequent events.

SundanceTV has also obtained the rights to the 1967 Academy Award-nominated film “In Cold Blood,” starring Robert Blake, and will feature the film, in its 50th anniversary year, along with the new series as a true programming event.

“Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited,” an AMC Studios, RadicalMedia and Third Eye Motion Picture Company production, is expected to premiere on SundanceTV next year. It coincides with the 50th year anniversary of the film version of Capote’s book, which starred Robert Blake and garnered four Academy Award nominations.