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Why The Ending Of ‘The Staircase’ Will Make True Crime Fans Feel Conflicted Once It Hits Netflix

In 2004, true crime fans were gripped by a documentary series about the high-profile trial of Michael Peterson, a wealthy novelist convicted of murdering his wife, Kathleen Peterson. Now, 14 years later, The Staircase is finally coming to Netflix with two new episodes. When Peterson was granted the right to a new trial after nine years in prison, the series’ director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade went back to work documenting the latest twists in this exceptional case, first with a 2013 sequel documenting his release from prison and then this year with what is believed to be the final sequel, which will debut on Netflix this summer. Regardless of whether a viewer believes Peterson to be guilty or innocent, the grand finale is likely to leave them frustrated and with conflicted feelings about Peterson and America’s criminal justice system.

Unlike popular serialized

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Netflix’s latest crime documentary series is so crazy that it’s true

“Nothing raises as many questions as this case.”

A few days ago, we brought you the news about Netflix’s latest true crime documentary, Evil Genius, and the gripping trailer has just been released.

Written and directed by Barbara Schroeder, Evil Genius tells the story behind an extraordinary criminal case, known as the “pizza bomber heist”. The 4-episode series arrives on May 11th and we’re certain that it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Here’s the official synopsis: “In 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania, a robbery gone wrong and a terrifying public murder capture the nation’s attention, and a bizarre collection of Midwestern hoarders, outcasts, and lawbreakers play cat-and-mouse with the FBI. Eventually, a middle-aged mastermind named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong — once a town beauty, now a woman grappling with mental illness — is arrested. But 15 years later, Evil Genius proves there’s more to the conspiracy and murders than was ever thought.”

Hostages, explosives, money, coercion, theft, conspiracy,

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‘Evil Genius’ Trailer: The Duplass Brothers’ Latest Netflix True Crime Series Looks at the 2003 ‘Pizza Bomber’

One afternoon in August 2003 in Erie, Pa., a man entered a bank with a bomb attached to his neck. As the new Netflix series “Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist” is looking to show, that was only the beginning.

Following the recent success of “Wild Wild Country,” “Evil Genius” is the latest Mark and Jay Duplass-produced series to make its way to Netflix this spring. Told in four parts, the series follows the events of that day through the subsequent trial, from the police’s efforts to thwart the plot as it was happening to the hunt for the actual person responsible.

Fifteen years

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Golden State Killer: how Patton Oswalt’s true-crime writer wife helped renew focus on case, and why he aims to visit …

True-crime writer Michelle McNamara didn’t live to see April 25, 2018, the day police arrested a suspect in the decades-old investigation into the Golden State Killer, a serial murder-rape case she obsessed over in her book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.

But her husband and greatest cheerleader, Emmy-winning actor-comedian Patton Oswalt, who saw her book through to completion and publication in February, did.

Though he was too “neck deep in grief” and dealing with the realities of suddenly becoming a single father to be actively involved, Oswalt says he leaned on her publisher and other collaborators to get the book done.

“I knew that I wouldn’t be able to live and go

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True crime fans will definitely be watching this gripping documentary on the Golden State Killer

Something to binge over the bank holiday weekend.

This coming bank holiday weekend, Sky Living will launch a new crime series, Golden State Killer: Unmasked, the five-part series that will detail one of the most notorious and prolific serial killers in US history. Last week, police believe that they finally caught the Golden State Killer, a man responsible for a staggering 51 attacks and 12 murders in California, after a 40-year hunt.

Between 1976 and 1986, this criminal raped at least 51 people and murdered at least 12 across the state of California—that the authorities know of.

The police hunt for the killer finally found a suspect on Thursday after a search which lasted nearly four decades.

Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, of the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights was initially charged with two counts of suspicion of murder in connection with the 1978 deaths of a young Rancho Cordova couple, shot as they walked their dog. He’s

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ID Thinks ‘True Crime Files’ Will Pay for Stations

Why This Matters: TV stations need cost-efficient ways to program dayparts, especially as new first-run originals are both expensive and rare.

True Crime has turned Investigation Discovery into the No. 1 cable network in the country among women 25-54 in total day, which also happens to be the key demographic
that tunes into syndication. Moreover, those viewers stay tuned into ID longer than
any other network for the past six years, said Henry Schleiff, group president, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Television and Destination America.

BOOK CLUB: 6 of the best true crime books to read this year.

You binged your way through Serial before moving onto Making A Murderer and The Keepers. You’re the one who always brings up Amanda Knox at the watercooler, and you’re pretty sure you know who really killed Hae Min Lee.

You probably also know that you’re a little bit ridiculous. It’s OK, we all are.

To help enable your weird little addiction, we’ve rounded up some of the best true crime books to read in 2018:

1.I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer, Michelle McNamara

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At the time of her death in April 2016 author Michelle McNamara was obsessed with finding the man she had dubbed ‘The Golden State Killer’.

McNamara had spent years researching and profiling The Golden State Killer,

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TV Bits: Netflix True Crime, ‘Lethal Weapon’, ‘Cobra Kai’, ‘Friday …

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In this edition of TV bits:

  • A trailer for Netflix’s true crime documentaries
  • Fox might cancel Lethal Weapon because of the behavior of the show’s star
  • A new Cobra Kai trailer
  • Friday Night Lights is now on Hulu
  • Lost in Space featurette focuses on the show’s robot
  • Sense8 sets a date for its finale
  • A24 will finance the series Moonbase 8, wfrom Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, Jonathan Krisel and John C. Reilly
  • Allison Janney and Jim Gaffigan join Troupe Zero
  • Kim Possible live-action movie casts its leads
  • The Path has been cancelled
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Don’t Feel Bad for Loving True Crime Stories

5 Short True Crime Books You Can Finish In A Single Weekend

True crime aficionados, has this been a wild week or what? Not only has a man believed to be the Golden State Killer been arrested, but Michelle McNamara’s bestselling book about him is being updated with information about the suspect and how he was caught, some exciting new books in the genre were just released, and it’s only Friday. That means you still have plenty of time before Monday hits to dive into some short true crime books you can read over the weekend.

All true crime fans know there is nothing more intoxicating than a mystery, and nothing more satisfying than solving one. That is why we obsessively read about cold cases that are sometimes centuries old, watch documentaries about serial killers who have yet to be caught, and listen to podcasts about the search of a missing person in action. It’s also why,

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