Discovery’s American Heroes Channel has ordered Evolution of Evil, a ten-part series from UK indie World Media Rights that will examine how ten of the most notorious world leaders turned from into monsters.
WMR is coproducing with Discovery for American Heroes and ZDF Enterprises is handling sales outside of the US and UK.
The series will use archive and drama reconstruction as it profiles a different notorious leader in each one-hour instalment.
“Evolution of Evil charts the moments that some of the nastiest despots in history cross the boundaries from normal human behaviour into downright evil,” said Matthew Barrett, creative director, World Media Rights.
He added: “The series sets out to ask the question: are they just like us or is there something that makes these people different and if so, can we pinpoint what it is and when it takes hold?”