BBC Three commissions Making A Murderer parody

BBC Three has ordered a series of Sexy Murder, a short-form parody of reality crime series like Making A Murderer, Serial, and The Jinx.

Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh) stars as Christoph Spinelli, a televisionary and truth crusader searching for a miscarriage of justice to defend. He discovers the case of Polly Worcester, who disappeared mysteriously, supposedly at the hands of her would-be attacked Tom Jessop.

Spinelli, the Beeb says, has "come to the UK to do for British Crime what he's done for America - speculate to the point of insanity and manage to make a story out of absolutely nothing."

Alongside Fulcher, the show's stars include Nick Mohammed (The Martian), Lolly Adefope (Rovers), and EastEnders' Shaun Williamson and Maggie O'Neill. It'll be produced by Roughcut TV, the same production team that put out People Just Do Nothing, Cuckoo, and Trollied.

"Roughcut, as well as having a growing sitcom business, is embracing fast turnaround short form projects like BBC Three's Sexy Murder," said Ash Atalla of Roughcut TV. "It's brilliant and silly and is a way of comedically reflecting the shows everyone is talking about."

Rich Fulcher said, simply: "This show is so sexy that I want to have sex with it."

Sexy Murder will air on iPlayer and the BBC Three website, as well as its YouTube channel (youtube.com/bbcthree), from Monday 31 October.

Source: BBC

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