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May iPad

CNN unscripted to explore Vatican, Detroit

CNN in the US is expanding its original unscripted slate with five new shows, including a six-part documentary about the Vatican.

Pope (working title), from Nancy Glass Productions and Rearrange TV, goes inside the Vatican to reveal the true power held by pontiffs throughout the ages.

Also on the slate is Detroit 1963: Once in a Great City (wt), from Zero Point Zero, which explores the US city during its automobile manufacturing heyday; and Bat Bridge Entertainment’s American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story, based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst.

1968: The Year That Changed America (wt) explores a year marked by seismic shifts in US politics, while Kennedys: An American Dynasty (wt) is from Raw TV and reveals how personal relationships within the dynasty helped shape national and global events.

Sibling network HLN, meanwhile, has ordered a five-part series that takes viewers inside the search for the Golden State Killer. Unmasking A Killer is from Joke Productions and examines the historical and social impact of the man believed to be the most prolific uncaught rapist and serial killer in the US.

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