Together with Amazon Prime Video, today we announced that Veleno: The Town of Lost Children, a five-part true crime docuseries inspired by the book “Veleno. Una storia vera” by Pablo Trincia (Einaudi Publishing, 2019) and written and directed by Hugo Berkeley, will launch exclusively on Prime Video in Italy in May 2021.
Veleno: The Town of Lost Children is a true crime story and narrates the Italian ‘Satanic Panic’ phenomenon, chronicling the events that took place in Mirandola, Finale Emilia and Massa Finalese in Northern Italy between 1997 and 1998, where over twenty people were accused of belonging to a group dubbed “the devils of Lower Modena,” who, according to the prosecution, have been accused of pedophilia and violence against 16 children. Following a confession by one of the members of the group of children, an in-depth investigation was conducted by Italian police which resulted in families torn apart and all the children involved being taken away from their families.
Veleno is produced by Fremantle Italy and Ettore Paternò is the Executive Producer. We will handle the global distribution rights for the series.