3:00pm PT by Rick Porter
Ted Bundy True Crime Series Coming to Netflix
Netflix is adding another true-crime series to its roster, this time focusing on notorious serial killer Ted Bundy.
The streaming service, home to Making a Murderer, The Keepers and numerous other crime docuseries, will premiere Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes on Jan. 24. The date is exactly 30 years after Bundy was executed for the 1978 murder of Kimberly Leach.
Conversations With a Killer, from Emmy winner Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost), will feature previously unheard audio of interviews with Bundy while he was on death row in Florida. The four-episode series will also detail Bundy's killings — he was convicted of or confessed to murdering more than 30 women in the 1970s — and the media frenzy around his trials, including the adoration of a number of women and his in-court marriage to Carole Ann Boone, who was testifying on his behalf.
Conversations with a Killer is inspired by a book of the same title by journalists Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth. The series pulls from more than 100 hours of recordings Michaud and Aynesworth made of Bundy while he was on death row, giving a unique perspective of the killer analyzing his own life and motives.
Berlinger also directed Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, a narrative feature about the killer (starring Zac Efron as Bundy) that will premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.
Conversations With a Killer hails from RadicalMedia in association with Third Eye Motion Picture Company. Berlinger, Justin Wilkes, Jon Doran and Jon Kamen serve as executive producers, and Sara Enright as producer.