Sky to show a documentary on Edmund Kemper, the serial killer portrayed in Mindhunter
Mindhunter fans will definitely be watching this.
After two excellent seasons, David Fincher's Mindhunter has established itself as one of the finest dramas in recent years. However, it's worth remembering that the TV show is just that, a TV show.
Granted, Mindhunter's portrayal of sadistic criminals and killers like Charles Manson, Jerry Brudos, Richard Speck, Dennis Rader, David Berkowitz and co. is enthralling, but it's always worth remembering that it's a work of fiction which is based on the true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
These people committed horrific crimes.
However, the relationship in the show between Agent Ford and Edmund Kemper continues to fascinate.
As fans of the show will know, Edmund Kemper, the "Co-Ed Killer," was found guilty of ten counts of murder, as well as dismemberment and necrophilia.
Kemper was found to found guilty of 10 counts of murder between 1964 and 1973. He confessed to killing his paternal grandparents at age 15. After being incarcerated for those murders and released at 21, he continued to kill.
Kemper kidnapped and murdered six young women, all students, in the Santa Cruz area in addition to killing his mother and her friend.
His victims were killed using various methods - shooting, stabbing, or choking - but Kemper confessed to practicing necrophilia with eight of the victim's corpses after separating their heads from the body.
He is still alive and incarcerated in California.
For his performance in the show, Cameron Britton received an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
All things considered, there's a large amount of interest in Kemper's life which is why the documentary Kemper on Kemper: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer is bound to appeal to Mindhunter fans.
The official synopsis states, "Edmund Kemper is possibly one of the sickest serial killers ever to have lived. Also known as the Co-Ed Killer, Kemper was guilty of murdering, dismembering and violating 10 people, including his own grandparents and mother.
"In this in-depth profile, Former FBI agent John Douglas takes us through his extensive interviews with Kemper where he describes himself and his heinous acts in his own words, and in doing so shaped the backbone of modern criminal psychology."
Kemper on Kemper: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer airs on Sunday, 24 November at 21.00 on Sky Crime. The show will also be made available to watch on NOW TV.