Real Australian crimes and criminals will be put under the microscope in Channel Seven’s exciting new factual series THE SUSPECTS: TRUE AUSTRALIAN THRILLERS.
Viewers will have the chance to play detective as some of Australia’s most intriguing crimes are played out in suspenseful whodunit style. Can you pick the culprit as the clues unfold one by one?
Case files of some of this country’s most fascinating crimes are blown wide open, allowing you at home to see exactly how each investigation unfolded. Produced in-house, THE SUSPECTS: TRUE AUSTRALIAN THRILLERS will feature never before seen police interviews and surveillance tapes, dramatized re-enactments and news reports.
Each one-hour episode will profile three Australian cases. They will range from serious murder investigations, robberies and kidnappings to quirky and unusual cases never before featured on Australian television.
Acclaimed Australian actor ROY BILLING will narrate the series. “I love the whole idea of the show,” he says. “It’s real crime as opposed to fictional crime. A lot of crime shows and dramas focus on the criminals but this one highlights the cops and how they bring people to justice. You realise how dedicated, clever and hard working they are.”
Dan Meenan, Head of Factual Programming, calls it the most incredible crime show he’s ever seen. “These cases are just unbelievable,” he says. “There are so many twists and turns, potential suspects and motives, that it will keep you guessing right until the very end. It’s like an Alfred Hitchcock movie; non-stop suspense and intrigue.”
Executive Producer, Maxine Gray, agrees. “We used dramatized crime thrillers as our inspiration which means we lay out the police investigation in a way that will leave you constantly guessing who the baddie really is,” she says. “It’s a fresh way to present real police investigations and, because these crimes happened to real people, the stories are very powerful.”
THE SUSPECTS: TRUE AUSTRALIAN THRILLERS will premiere on Wednesday July 21 at 9.30pm after City Homicide.