Netflix to release a five-part documentary on 'America’s most prolific serial killer' 10 months ago

Netflix to release a five-part documentary on 'America’s most prolific serial killer'

The perfect Christmas binge for true crime addicts.

While wholesome programming, end of year reviews and TV specials are usually the norm for most broadcasters at Christmas, Netflix always have a grisly treat in store.

Granted, the online streaming giant are also releasing titles like The Witcher over the holiday season, but December is usually the time when Netflix release a true crime series for your binging pleasure.

For example, Making A Murderer and The Innocent Man were both released in December and if you're a true crime addict, we've a feeling that you'll definitely be watching The Confession Killer.

What's it about?

The official synopsis states: "During the early '80s, Henry Lee Lucas confessed to hundreds of murders, bringing closure to unsolved cases and grieving families. Even with no direct evidence linking Lucas to the crime scenes, he stunned authorities with his ability to sketch victims' portraits while citing brutal details of each attack.

"Yet journalists and attorneys found impossibilities in Lucas’ timeline and DNA testing started to contradict his internationally-reported claims. The five-part docuseries will explore how the man once called America’s most prolific serial killer was really a complex figure entangled with a flawed justice system."

The Confession Killer is directed by Oscar nominee Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) and Taki Oldham.

Take a look at what's in store when it's released on 6 December on Netflix.

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