BBC Three has ordered a docu on the Amanda Knox case update from NBC News’ Peacock Productions — Peacock Prods’ first UK commission out of its new London office. Peacock predicts its one-hour special, Is Amanda Knox Guilty? will be the first TV docu on the case since an Italian judge announced the second guilty verdict on January 30 — it’s scheduled to air on BBC Three on Monday, February 17.
Lifetime’s controversial movie about the murder trial and conviction of American exchange student Amanda Knox in Italy will get an update in light of today’s court verdict that acquitted Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito of the 2007 murder of Knox’s roommate Meredith Kercher. From now on, rebroadcasts of Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy will include a new opening and closing card that includes updated information on Knox’s successful appeal and acquittal. Viewers will see the difference tomorrow night as the movie is scheduled to air at 9 PM, followed by a 1 AM broadcast on Wednesday and another primetime showing, at 10 PM on Thursday. According to a Lifetime rep, the airings had been scheduled weeks in advance and their timing in respect to Knox’s verdict was completely coincidental (but certainly fortuitous as it will likely bring extra eyeballs to the movie in light of all the publicity surrounding the overturned conviction). As of now, there are no plans to do a sequel to the movie, which starred Heroes alumna Hayden Panettiere as Knox.