Bain family murders could be a TV mini-series

David Bain.
David Bain. Photo credit: Getty

The tragedy of the Bain family murders is being turned into a mini-series.

A script has been submitted to TVNZ the Otago Daily Times reports, but the company behind it is "open to any channel" picking it up.

"We just want it made in 2018," Abacus Multimedia co-owner Paul Dobson told the paper, suggesting possible titles Murder on Every Street and 65 Every Street.

Exterior scenes will be shot in Dunedin, with the hunt on for a house that resembles the Bain family home, which was burned down only two weeks after the killings.

Indoor scenes would be shot in a Lower Hutt studio.

No one has been cast, but Melbourne-based New Zealander Cyril Meyer is reportedly interested in playing David, who spent years in jail before having his convictions overturned.

Mr Dobson says the mini-series doesn't pin the murders on any individual, and the 2000-page script is 80 percent based on fact, 20 percent on "likely events".

David's infamous knitted jersey is reportedly "emphasised for entertainment purposes" in the script.

Five people died in the 1994 killings. David spent 12 years in prison before having his convictions quashed. Recently surfaced evidence has led some to believe Robin, David's father, was the killer.


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