Time to get serious here at Remote Patrolled with a story I feel very passionately about.

I’d be the first to admit that I generally work on the more frivolous sides of TV – reality shows, makeover series, breakfast TV and the like. But from time to time I also develop and work on more serious topics.

Just under a year ago I came across the case of a guy named Ryan Ferguson via an NBC Dateline special that aired in August 2011. I was developing another crime series at the time and was tasked with checking out the episode as a basis for the show. And I can honestly say that what I saw haunted me then – and continues to haunt me now.