ID Sets New Crime Docu-Series 'Heart Of Darkness'

Investigation Discovery in February will launch a new crime-themed documentary Heart Of Darkness, according to network executives.

The six-part series will debut Feb. 9 and will detail crimes that transfix the power of emotion and how it can beckon reasonable people to commit crimes of passion, according to network officials. 

Heart of Darkness is produced by Talos films, with Julian P. Hobbs, Elli Hakami and Thomas Latter serving as executive producers, according to ID executives.

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