Channel Ten has released information about a new crime series called Wanted
Produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ) and filmed live in Network Ten’s Sydney studio, Wanted will work with the Australian public and police to help solve major crimes and bring offenders to justice.
The series will employ a broad range of social media to encourage the public to help solve crimes, with viewers being encouraged to provide immediate information anonymously that could prove a vital lead.
Hosted by one of Australia’s most respected journalists and news presenters, Sandra Sully, and TEN News presenter and former crime reporter Matt Doran, Wanted will cover all types of unsolved crime, from cold-case murders to major assault, missing persons, sex crimes, cybercrime, scams and criminals on the run.
Wanted brings together a crack team of crime specialists including forensic anthropologist Dr Xanthe Mallett and experienced investigative crime reporter Neil Mercer. Highly decorated former Detective Superintendent Terry Dalton will also report, bringing a wealth of experience from over 30 years in the field with NSW Police.
Working closely with Australian police forces,
Wanted will be grounded in first-class journalism and good storytelling. Contemporary, innovative and compelling, Wanted will boast up-to-the minute appeals, dramatised reconstructions and expert insights on keeping safe.
Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “In the modern world of social media, there is no better time to re-invent a true-life crime program, which has been one of the enduring staples of television. CJZ has a great track record in factual programming and we’re excited to include Wanted in our program schedule for 2013.”
CJZ Executive Producer, Michael Cordell, said: “Society’s interest in crime is primal. From cold-case murders to armed robbers on the run, this is the public’s chance to help bring criminals to justice. Wanted will bring viewers the inside story on major crimes every week. It will break news and make news. Our aim is very simple: to help make our community a safer place.”\