The streaming service acquired exclusive US and Canada rights to the three-part documentary series.

Topic, the streaming service from First Look Entertainment dedicated to crime and suspense thrillers, has finalized a deal with All3Media International to acquire the exclusive U.S. and Canada streaming rights to Top Hat Production’s three-part documentary crime series The Box.

The series is slated to premiere on Topic in Summer 2023.

The Box is the latest addition to Topic’s roster of spellbinding and in-depth true crime stories from around the world. The series follows Police Detective Chris Loudon’s mission to expose the truth behind one of America’s worst serial killers. Loudon discovers a box of evidence seized decades ago and untouched. In the box are dozens of photos of young women. Throughout the series, Detective Loudon unravels a terrifying murder mystery created by a monster hiding in plain sight in small-town America, where women’s reports of sexual assault were all too frequently dismissed throughout the 1970s.

“Topic subscribers know that true crime stories are often more unbelievable than anything that is scripted,” said Jennifer Liang, Vice President, Programming Strategy, Acquisitions & Sales, Topic. “The Box is a harrowing account of how one of this country’s most dangerous serial killers lived out in the open for years. This series fits perfectly into our collection of fascinating, can’t-stop-watching true crime stories.”

Jennifer Askin, SVP North America at All3Media International commented: “We are thrilled to have Topic on board as the North American partner for The Box. This captivatingly told, forensically researched true crime series from Top Hat Productions’ reveals the truth behind one of America’s worst serial killers, offering utterly compelling viewing for Topic’s audiences.”

Executive Producer for The Box is Darren Kemp. Producer is Sarah Foudy. Director is Robin Dashwood. The Box is produced by Top Hat Productions, for Paramount+, UK in association with All3Media International and Night Train Media.

The deal was negotiated by Jennifer Liang, Vice President Programming Strategy, Acquisitions & Sales at Topic, and Jennifer Askin, Senior Vice President, North America at All3Media International.