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.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
That’s why ID partnered with Barry Wallach, former president of NBCUniversal Domestic
Television Distribution, and Joe DiSalvo, former president of sales for CBS Television Distribution, to take its procedural programs into broadcast syndication.
This fall, True Crime Files, composed of recently aired episodes from ID’s vast library, will debut in more than 90% of the U.S.,
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
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,
Mary Rickert’s short story collection You Have Never Been Here is one of the most disturbing books of recent years, with many of the stories touching on the abduction or victimization of children. Unsurprisingly, Rickert says she has a longstanding interest in true crime stories.
“Ever since I was young, I’ve been curious about why people behave the way they do, and what effect that has on humanity,” Rickert says in Episode 306 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.
Stories such as “Journey Into the Kingdom,” in which a customer badgers a barista to admit that she’s a ghost, or “The Chambered Fruit,” in which a teenage girl never returns from a play date with an internet friend, are so intense and gut-wrenching that many readers assume
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,