Marcel Theroux leading new Playboy Bunny Murders series for ITV

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 May 2023
Marcel Theroux

Marcel Theroux is leading the series

ITV has announced Marcel Theroux will front new true crime series 'The Playboy Bunny Murders'

ITV has announced new true crime series 'The Playboy Bunny Murders'.

The new ITVX premium show will see Marcel Theroux investigating the disturbing unsolved murders of young women in 1970s as he discovers "a dark and violent side hidden beneath the wealth and glamour of exclusive corners of London’s nightlife at that time".

The filmmaker and journalist has long been interested in the brutal deaths, and he returned to the killings of Playboy Bunny Eve Stratford, croupier Lynda Farrow and schoolgirl Lynne Weedon.

The series – which will be made up of two hour long episodes – looks to "unravel the mystery of the victims’ deaths, through unrivalled and exclusive access to friends, colleagues and relatives of the victims".

They will provide "an intimate insight" into the women's personalities, while archive material from the 1970s will paint a picture of Mayfair at the time.

Marcel said: "This is a story that has obsessed me for years. How could a serial killer kill multiple victims in 1970s London and remain unknown?

"What evidence was missed? What clues were the police of the time unable to make use of?

"As witnesses reach the ends of lives and memories fail, this might be the last chance to get justice for the three victims.”

During the programme, the journalist tries to track down police files while exmaining new breakthroughs and travelling the world to find key figures connected to the case.

The series – which has been commissioned for ITV by Jo Clinton Davis – Controller of Factual – has been produced by Soho Studios and Future Studios for ITVX.

Jo added: “These horrific, unsolved murders of three young women continue to raise so many disturbing questions that have remained unanswered for the best part of half a century.

"Marcel Theroux’s investigation promises to illuminate the dark side of 1970s Mayfair, which lay beneath its allure of decadence, glamour, status and wealth, provide an insight into the young victims whose lives were taken from them and bring us closer to the truth.”