According to Variety, the untitled series is described as a ‘gritty and meticulous study’ of some of ‘America’s most haunted locations’.
Details are thin on the ground at this stage, so we don’t know where exactly the show will be taking us, but I’d imagine we won’t be let down given just how much potential subject material there is – from crumbling stately mansions and former battlegrounds through to eerie mental asylums.
What we do know is that we’re in safe hands for our jaunt around America’s spookiest spots, as we have director Joe Berlinger at the helm – whose recent credits include this year’s Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapesand feature film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, both of which explored the life of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy.
The new series is one of two projects that Netflix has acquired from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment – the other being a programme about sexual abuse within the Catholic church.
Gabe Spitzer, director of original documentaries at Netflix, said: “The Imagine team have quickly built a first-rate division working with many of the industry’s top documentary filmmakers.
“We’re excited about the rich and compelling series coming to Netflix and look forward to sharing these with our members around the world.”
There’s no word yet on any release date for either of Imagine Entertainment’s new Netflix shows, but we’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, you might just have to creep yourself with a hearty dose of true crime, such as Netflix’s new documentarycentring on serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, The Confession Killer, which drops next week.
Lucas, from Texas, was arrested, and later convicted, for the killing of his mother in 1960 and two others in 1983. However, while speaking to police he would go on to confess to around 600 other murders – which would have meant he was one of the most prolific killers of all time… if he was telling the truth.
A trailer for the new series teases: “Either they’d found the world’s biggest serial killer, or it was the world’s biggest hoax in American criminal justice history.”
The Confession Killer lands on Netflix on 6 December 2019.
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