Crime-focused US cablenet Investigation Discovery is about to start production on a 10-part series about people who survive violent attacks.
I Survived Evil (working title) is among a trio of new commissions and will begin filming later this month, starring Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel).
Carpenter has personal experience of the subject, having been among a group of friends attacked by an armed rogue police officer in San Diego in 1991.
The series is being produced by Cineflix Productions, with Nick Godwin, Simon Lloyd and Pamela Deutsch exec producing. A premiere date has not yet been set.
Investigation Discovery also revealed a new daytime programme block fronted by soap stars titled Days of Our Knives, at its TCA presentation in LA this week.
The block will launch on Monday August 20 and airs from 13.00 to 16.00 with themed programming running each day. The season will kick off with Tainted Love Week, hosted by Robert Newman and Kim Zimmer, and runs to the end of September.
The channel said it aims to target soap viewers. Stars from dramas such as Guiding Light and General Hospital will present and introduce programmes on real-life stories that could have come from the script of a daytime soap.
The cablenet is also preparing Deadly Affairs, a series from Sirens Media about love trysts that lead to murder, which will premiere on Saturday September 8 at 22.00 (ET). Valerie Haselton Drescher, Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Chris Nusbaum and Pamela Deutsch are executive producers.