The Golden State Killer terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s and committed at least 50 sexual assaults and 12 murders. Although she had no badge, the late Michelle McNamara devoted every moment of her free time to researching and identifying the serial killer. She wrote about the experience in her book I'll be in the dark: A woman's obsessive search for the Golden State KillerThe story was co-authored by several other crime journalists and published posthumously in 2018. The story has inspired a new documentary that premiered on June 28th on HBO.
The true crime book documentary series, simply called I will be gone in the darkwill have a total of six parts. From 10 p.m. On June 28, each part is broadcast on consecutive Sundays in the same time window. Like most HBO series, it can be streamed from 7 p.m. at the West Coast.
I will be gone in the dark gives an insight into the initial faulty investigation, McNamara's part in bringing the murderer to trial, and how the case affected her mental state. The story is told through McNamara's own words, using exclusive recordings and excerpts from her book read by actress Amy Ryan. You can also expect new content in the detective story, including interviews with detectives, survivors, and family members of the violent rapist and murderer. Although this story reveals the terrifying details and unfathomable crimes of the Golden State Killer, it is also a series about obsession and persistence.
Check out the trailer I will be gone in the dark below.