Oscar Pistorius documentary coming to TLC


The tale of an Olympic hero turned alleged murderer is coming to the United States.

The story of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with murdering his girlfriend in cold blood, will be airing on TLC, as the network was able to secure a deal to bring the piece stateside. 

Known as the "Blade Runner," Pistorius rose to fame during the Olympics as he drew attention for competing even though he was a double amputee. But recently, his public image had plummeted after he shot his girlfriend, model and emerging actress Reeva Steenkamp, in an odd incident during the middle of the night. Steenkamp was shot four times during the incident, which occurred on Valentine's Day.

The documentary is being produced by United Kingdom company Passion Distribution, which signed the deal with TLC. The documentary will focus more on the crime than his Olympic background. The documentary is called Blade Runner: The Untold Story, and will air on March 27.

It is one hour in length.

The documentary will also air on Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. It has already aired on BBC3, drawing 1.2 million viewers under the name Oscar Pistorius - What Really Happened?

It will also air in Australia (on ABC), Belgium (VRT), Canada (CBC), New Zealand (TVNZ), Norway (TV Norge), Sweden (SVT) and Finland (YLE).


- Oscar Pistorius

Written by: Hamatosan
Mar 14th, 2013, 1:56 pm

Images courtesy of TLC

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