Netflix orders new show on serial killer Ted Bundy
Netflix is always on the lookout for new and exciting content to strengthen its viewer base and cement its position as a premiere streaming giant, amid the increasing competition. To this extent, it is going to add a new true crime series to its already rich roster and will focus on one of America's most notorious serial killers, Ted Bundy. Read about it here.
Emmy winner Berlinger roped in for directing the series
The new series is titled Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. It will be directed by Emmy award winner Joe Berlinger, considered to be a pioneer in the true crime documentaries genre. Notably, Berlinger has already directed a narrative feature starring Zac Efron as Bundy, titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, scheduled to premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.
Series to focus on the interview tapes with Bundy
The new series is set to air on January 24, 2019. The four-part series will depend heavily on the interview tapes with Bundy during his time on death row in Florida. The show promises previously unheard audio from these interviews while exploring the increasing mystique of Bundy during his capture and his marriage to former co-worker, Carol Ann Boone, during one of his trials.
The significance of the release date
The release date of January 24 is significant as it also marks the 30th anniversary of the execution of Bundy for the murder of over 30 women and specifically for the 1978 kidnapping, rape and killing of the 12-year-old Kimberly Leach.
Who is Ted Bundy, a look at the serial killer
Theodore Robert Bundy is popularly called the 'Jack the Ripper of the United States'. Operating during the 1970s, his victims mostly included young women and girls. He confessed to 30 homicides across 7 states. Bundy's charisma and handsome countenance won him the adoration of several American women during his trial. Notably, Boone, the co-worker he married during his trial, was testifying on his behalf.
Netflix's fascination with crime and perversion associated with it
Crime and the perversion leading to it always tickles the morbid fascination of society. The increasing content Netflix is churning out proves it. From acclaimed David Fincher helmed Mindhunter to true crime docu-series like Making a Murderer and Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer, Netflix is covering all bases. Now, one of America's most prolific serial killer's haunting acts will join this list.