Netflix is racking up true-crime series like serial killers rack up bodies, and this time, they’re covering Ted Bundy in a new docuseries. The series, titled Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes will premiere on January 24, 2019. This is 30 years after Bundy was executed in Florida for the murder of Kimberly Leach.
Inspired by the book of the same name by Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth, Conversations With a Killer will feature never before heard audio interviews with Bundy while he was on death row.
Joe Berlinger will be executive producing the series along with Justin Wilkes, Jon Doran, and Jon Kamen, with Sara Enright producing. This is Berlinger’s second Bundy-focused project, he directed the film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which stars Zac Efron as Bundy. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will be premiering at Sundance early next year.
With the success of Making a Murderer, it’s not surprising that Netflix is producing more true-crime documentary style series. What is surprising is that it took this long to cover one of the most notorious serial killers. You don’t have to be a true-crime nerd to know the name Ted Bundy. Most people immediately think of him when they hear the words “serial killer.” Bundy confessed to murdering more than 30 women in the 70’s, using ruses to lure them away.
Bundy’s crimes occurred across the country, earning him nationwide attention in a time where social media and the 24 hour news cycle didn’t exist. In fact, his first trial in Florida was the first to be televised nationwide.
I’m honestly really excited for this series to premiere, Bundy is a fascinating case and was my first introduction to the true-crime genre.