PBS International has added I, Sniper to its MIPCOM slate, acquiring the program from Arrow Pictures.
Three years in the making, I, Sniper is the comprehensive story of the Washington D.C. mass homicides, told for the first time from a 360-degree view, including the unique perspective of the surviving shooter himself. For 23 days in 2002, just one year after 9/11, John Muhammed and his accomplice Lee Malvo terrorized the Washington, D.C region and gripped the nation, killing at random from the trunk of their blue Chevy Caprice.
Now, in the six-hour television series, alongside the investigators, survivors and victims’ families, Malvo recounts his story in a series of phone calls from his supermax cell at Red Onion State Prison in Virginia. From his childhood of deprivation in Jamaica to the murders in forensic detail, this is the definitive account of a tragic crime story.
Detailed new testimony from Malvo recorded in prison takes viewers through the killing spree step by step, while at the same time giving disturbing but compelling insight into the evolution of the complicated relationship between Malvo and Muhammad.
“This is the first time this tragedy has been told so in depth with interviews of the investigators, police, witnesses, victims’ families, and the voice of the teenage sniper who committed these terrible crimes,” noted Tom Koch, VP of PBS International.