The BBC is set to air its own real life crime documentary series from today, Life and Death Row: Love Triangle.
And critics suggest fans of Netflix’s Making a Murderer, which focused on the guilt of accused murderer Steven Avery, will be glued to the new show.
The BBC series will air online on BBC Three and tells the story of Heather Strong, a mum of three who was killed, allegedly by her husband Joshua Fulgham and his lover Emilia Carr.
Joshua and Emila were found guilty of the murder and while he was sentenced to life in prison, she faces death by lethal injection.
In BBC’s Life and Death Row: Love Triangle, the pair will put their side of the story across as they protest their innocence.
The series will be formed of a total of eight episodes released twice daily online to the BBC iPlayer.
Damian Kavanagh, BBC Three controller, said: “We’re platform neutral, which means we can use whatever is most appropriate to tell the story best.
“Imagine being able to listen to Serial and see the crime scene photographs or watch Making A Murderer and read the witness statements. That’s what we’ve done with Love Triangle and our new format Unsolved.”
Director and producer Francine Shaw said: “Having previously directed long-form documentaries, Love Triangle presented a fresh and exciting opportunity to make a Life And Death Row story in a short-form series – a form which naturally lends itself to the twists and turns of a police investigation.
“Making it online only was liberating as the content dictates the length of the story, and we could include as many scenes as needed to do it justice.
“The story world we created around the episodes gives the audience a much more direct connection with the characters and events, as they can choose to explore it in more detail if they want to.”
Episodes will be posted online daily at 11Am and 4PM on BBC Three.