Really – which is one of the three UKTV channels that are set to be taken over by Discovery later this year – has renewed their paranormal series Help! My House is Haunted. Additionally, the channel has boarded Unexplained: Caught On Camera, a new eight episode paranormal series which, like Help! My House Is Haunted, is produced by Brighton based indie Back2Back.
Help! My House Is Haunted features expert investigators Chris Fleming, Jayne Harris and Barri Ghai, who look into incidences of spine-chilling paranormal activity in apparently ordinary UK homes. Families present a case file to the experts, who employ a mix of historical research, experience and specialist equipment to find answers, and free home-owners from unwelcome spirits — or help families co-exist with them. The executive producers are MY Entertainment’s Michael Yudin and Back2Back’s David Notman-Watt.
Unexplained: Caught On Camera uses a clip-show format to explore creepy UGC footage, from poltergeist activity caught on mobile phones to ghostly apparitions appearing on CCTV systems and spooky creatures captured on car dash-cams. A team of paranormal experts will cast a critical eye over the footage and listen to the first-hand accounts of the people involved as they attempt to explain the unexplainable. David Notman-Watt is the executive producer. Boat Rocker Media handles international sales.
Really is providing pre-investment funding for Unexplained: Caught On Camera. The pre-investment deal was brokered by UKTV’s Acquisition Manager Daniel Thomas and Head of Acquisitions Emma Sparks. “Everyone at Back2Back is hugely excited to be teaming up again with UKTV on two series that will challenge our perceptions and understanding of the paranormal world” said Back2Back founder David Notman-Watt. “The success of the first series of Help! My House is Haunted proves that audiences everywhere love to be terrified and intrigued. The paranormal may be in otherworldly but its appeal is very real.”