SundanceTV and its streaming service Sundance Now have greenlit Blumhouse Television’s true crime documentary series “No One Saw a Thing.”
Israeli filmmaker Avi Belkin will direct and executive produce the six-episode show. Alexandra Shiva, Jason Blum (pictured above), Jeremy Gold, and Marci Wiseman are also set executive produce; Mary Lisio is co-executive producer.
“No One Saw a Thing” examines an unsolved and mysterious death in the American Heartland and the corrosive effects of vigilantism in small town America, per Sundance. The case garnered international attention in the early 1980s after a resident was shot dead in front of almost 60 townspeople. These witnesses deny having seen anything, to this very day.
Production is currently underway and the show will launch on SundanceTV and Sundance Now in 2019.
“No One Saw a Thing” is the next step in SundanceTV shoring up its true crime slate. The AMC-owned cable channel recently ordered true crime docuseries “The Road to Jonestown,” which hails in part from executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio.
“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, general manager, 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. We brought Alexandra Shiva on board to help shepherd the project because of our successful history together,” said Jeremy Gold, co-president Blumhouse Television.
“With its avid audience of fans who enjoy creative and smart entertainment, SundanceTV is the perfect platform. Fans will also have an opportunity to share their own conspiracy theories over social media,” added Marci Wiseman, co-president Blumhouse Television.