SundanceTV has ordered the "four-part true crime documentary series Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited (working title), a reexamination of the crime chronicled in Truman Capote's landmark book and Oscar-nominated film, for premiere next year," Deadline reported. The network has also obtained the rights to 1967 the film, which marks its 50th anniversary next year. The series, produced and directed by Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost trilogy), "will present a 360-degree view and re-examination of the crime and subsequent events," Deadline wrote.
"I have long been obsessed with Capote's genre-busting masterwork, but even more fascinated by the underlying crime and its impact on the American psyche," said Berlinger. "The opportunity to explore my obsession, in light of new information we have uncovered, with a network and brand that I have long been associated with and which represents cinematic quality at its most intelligent is a dream situation for a nonfiction filmmaker of my background."