If there’s one thing that none of us can say, it’s “I have nothing to watch.” At least not without being completely devoid of honesty; the sheer volume of content these days is astounding. Expanding upon the ever-popular/borderline saturated genre of true-crime is HBO‘s upcoming release, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark. A documentary series which will investigate the infamous Golden State Killer.
For context, the Golden State Killer was a serial offender of murder, rape, and burglary from 1974 to 1986. Singlehandedly responsible for some of California’s worst crime sprees, he is believed to have committed:
- at least 13 murders
- over 50 rapes
- and over 100 burglaries
At the risk of potentially spoiling the series, I’ll leave it there for now. And I suggest you avoid any extra-curricular research until after watching the series, in case you accidentally ruin any of the reveals for yourself.
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark will be a six-part affair, based on the book of the same name by Michelle McNamara. McNamara will also be a central focus of the series appearing through archival footage, given this entire investigation was the product of her labours – which spanned across several “obsessive” years.
Incidentally, this obsession would inadvertently be the reason for her tragic and untimely death – hence the use of archival footage instead of the regular kind. According to HBO, the sleepless nights and harrowing nightmares drove McNamara to become reliant on prescription drugs, culminating in an accidental overdose.
HBO’s I’ll Be Gone In The Dark is scheduled to premiere on June 28th of this year. Watch the trailer above.