REVELATION FILMS ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE DEAL WITH FORMER METROPOLITAN POLICE DETECTIVE AND WRITER OF THE BOOK ‘MANHUNT’, COLIN SUTTON
Revelation Films is delighted to announce an exclusive deal with former Metropolitan Police detective turned writer Colin Sutton whose book Manhunt was adapted for a television series starring Martin Clunes, becoming ITV’s most successful drama of 2019.
The deal will launch with a 10-part true crime documentary series, The Real Manhunter, currently in pre-production. The series will be comprised of 10 standalone episodes in which Sutton will take the viewer through his casebooks, dealing with one per episode. He will guide us through the crimes with access to the investigation reports and previously unreleased information, taking us to the locations and showing us exactly how he was able to get enough evidence to secure convictions. Each episode will also feature interviews with journalists who covered the cases, former police officers, friends and relatives of the victims plus archive news material.
Revelation Films’ Trevor Drane says:
“We are thrilled to enter into this agreement with Colin and to bring some of his most testing cases to life for the viewing public with first hand, authentic recollections from the man himself. The first series will hit the screens in 2020, at the same time as his second book The Night Stalker about the Delroy Grant case is published.”
Colin Sutton says:
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to tell these stories in detail like never before, and it is exciting to be making the films with a company with such an excellent record as Revelation".
About Colin Sutton
Following in the footsteps of both his father and great-grandfather, Colin Sutton became a PC at the age of 21 and worked his way up through the ranks both in the Greater London area and in Yorkshire. In 2002, he returned to the Metropolitan Police as Detective Chief Inspector/Senior Investigating Officer, a role which he held until his retirement in 2011.
Throughout his career, Sutton worked on several high profile and complex cases and is credited with solving the murder of Milly Dowler, which he considers to be one of his greatest achievements. His work on the Levi Bellfield case earned him a Commendation for ‘exceptional leadership, detective ability, perseverance and dedication to duty’.
Now retired from his police career, Colin lives with his wife and 3 dogs in East Anglia where he is finally able to enjoy his love of cars, motorsport and his beloved Tottenham Hotspur. Unable to resist the pull of his lifetime’s work, he currently writes and appears on TV as a pundit/presenter on crime.