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I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: a woman’s hunt for the Golden State Killer

24 Jun 2020 / 13:46 H.

True crime fans should tune in to a six-part HBO Original documentary series titled I’ll Be Gone In The Dark.

Based on the book of the same name, the documentary follows the late author and journalist Michelle McNamara as she investigates the dark world of a violent predator she dubbed the Golden State Killer.

The Golden State Killer terrorised California in the 1970s and ‘80s, and was responsible for 50-home invasion rapes and 12 murders.

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark gives voice to the survivors and their families, documenting an era when sex crimes were often dismissed or hidden in shame.

A timely inquiry into our macabre preoccupation with true crime and a cautionary tale of the dangerous lure of addiction, the series is a riveting meditation on obsession and loss, chronicling the unrelenting path of a mysterious killer and the fierce determination of one woman to bring the case to light.

The documentary is directed by Academy Award nominee and Emmy winning director Liz Garbus and produced by Story Syndicate. Additional directors on the series include Elizabeth Wolff, Myles Kane and Josh Koury.

After a string of sleepless nights and harrowing nightmares, Michelle McNamara tragically died of an accidental overdose in her sleep before the book was finished.

Her husband, comedian Patton Oswalt, gathered her fellow sleuths, Paul Haynes and Billy Jensen to help finish and publish her book. McNamara’s book received rave reviews and went on to become a 2018 New York Times bestseller.

However, the most important reward from her 10-year long investigation was the arrest of the Golden State Killer in 2018, just two months of publishing her book posthumously.

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark debuts the same time as the US on Monday, 29 June at 10.05am on HBO Go and HBO (Astro Ch 411 HD), with a same day encore at 11.05pm on HBO. New episodes will be shown every Monday.

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