SundanceTV and Sundance Now have greenlit the true-crime documentary series No One Saw a Thing (working title) from Blumhouse Television.
Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Avi Belkin will direct and serve as executive producer of the six-episode series, which will also be executive produced by Alexandra Shiva. No One Saw a Thing examines an unsolved and mysterious death in the American heartland. The case attracted international attention in the early 1980s after a resident was shot dead in front of almost 60 people. To this day, the witnesses deny having seen anything. Production is underway and the docuseries will launch on SundanceTV and Sundance Now in 2019.
“Produced under the auspices of Blumhouse Television, with prestigious creative talent on board and a compelling mystery at its core, No One Saw a Thing is the perfect project for SundanceTV’s and Sundance Now’s discerning audience,” said Jan Diedrichsen, the general manager of SundanceTV and Sundance Now. “We have a robust fan base who revel in evocative storytelling, and this exploration will certainly satisfy their appetite for a thought-provoking—and unsolved—true-crime story. What’s more, this project underscores SundanceTV’s commitment to working with top-tier talent to explore infamous crimes and the impact of these stories on popular culture.”
“Stranger than fiction, No One Saw a Thing is one of those unbelievable stories that requires the passion of a storyteller like Avi Belkin who will stop at nothing to get to the truth,” commented Jeremy Gold, co-president of Blumhouse Television. “We brought Alexandra Shiva on board to help shepherd the project because of our successful history together.”
“With its avid audience of fans who enjoy creative and smart entertainment, SundanceTV is the perfect platform,” added Marci Wiseman, co-president of Blumhouse Television. “Fans will also have an opportunity to share their own conspiracy theories over social media.”