Netflix’s new true crime documentary could be your next TV obsession 4 months ago

Netflix’s new true crime documentary could be your next TV obsession

It takes a look at one of America's most infamous serial killers.

Between Conversations with a Killer, Making a Murderer, The Keepers, Tiger King and lots lots more, Netflix has made itself synonymous with the most binge-worthy true crime documentary shows.


That looks set to continue next month with The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness, a new series re-examining the crimes of notorious American serial killer David Berkowitz aka Son of Sam.

Berkowitz pleaded guilty to eight separate shooting attacks that began in New York City during the summer of 1976 and has been imprisoned since his arrest serving six consecutive life sentences.

However, during the 1990s, he amended his confession to claim that he had been a member of a violent Satanic cult that orchestrated the incidents as ritual murder.

While a few law enforcement authorities have said that his claims might be credible, he remains the only person ever charged with the shootings.

Now, this new four-part Neftlix documentary looks set to re-examine these claims, by telling the story of journalist and author Maury Terry, who was convinced Berkowitz had not acted alone and would go on to spend decades attempting to prove it.

Netflix says The Sons of Sam will use archival news footage, conversations with the people closest to the investigation, and Terry’s own words and case files to tell a cautionary tale of a man who went down a rabbit hole and never came out.

As the show's synopsis teases though, was Terry just chasing ghosts – or are the true Sons of Sam still out there?


Check out the trailer below; The Sons of Sam comes to Netflix on Wednesday, 5 May.

Clip via Netflix