A six-part documentary series based on the book of the same name, “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark” explores the late writer Michelle McNamara’s investigation into the dark world of the violent predator she dubbed “The Golden State Killer.”
McNamara lived a quiet life as a writer, mother, and wife, preferring to stay on the periphery of the Hollywood world of her comedian husband Patton Oswalt.
But every night, as her family slept, she indulged her obsession with unsolved cases, beginning her investigation into Joseph DeAngelo, the man who terrorized California from 1974 to 1986 and is responsible for 50 home-invasion rapes and 12 murders.
Directed by Academy Award nominee and Emmy-winning director Liz Garbus, the series is a detective story told in McNamara’s own words through exclusive original recordings and excerpts from her book read by actor Amy Ryan.
Drawing on extensive archival footage and police files as well as exclusive new interviews with detectives, survivors, and family members of DeAngelo, the series weaves together a picture of a complex and flawed investigation that befuddled the police for decades.
“I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” premieres June 28 on HBO.
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