'I'll Be Gone in the Dark': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about HBO's docu-series on the Golden State Killer

'I'll Be Gone in the Dark': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about HBO's docu-series on the Golden State Killer

In 1970s and 1980s, a serial killer went on the loose in the state of California and came to known as the Golden State Killer. Identified to be a man, the killer was responsible for 50 home invasion rapes and 12 murders, but was never caught or found. Then writer Michelle McNamara started an investigation into the man who had terrorized the state. After decades, the world can now see the relentless efforts of one woman who was determined to bring the killer to justice or at least shed more light on the case. 


Release Date

The six-part documentary series premieres on June 28 on HBO.


The documentary is based on the eponymous book written by Michelle McNamara. The film will explore archival footage and police files as well as exclusive new interviews with detectives, survivors and family members of the killer and present a complex web of information and news on the Golden State Killer case. 



The docu-series posthumously features Michelle McNamara in the main cast as she walks the audience through her extensive and complex journey of unraveling the truth.

Michelle McNamara with husband Patton Oswalt. (IMDb)


Michelle Eileen McNamara was an American true-crime writer/novelist. She is best known for her book 'I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer' which was based on the serial killings of California in the 70s and 80s. The new docu-series on HBO is based on McNamara's work on the book. McNamara was married to Hollywood comedian, Patton Oswalt, but led a quiet life. It is said that her investigation into the murders took a toll on her and she died of drug overdose. 



The documentary is directed by Academy Award nominee and Emmy-winning director Liz Garbus, who also directed HBO’s ‘Who Killed Garrett Phillips, ‘Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper’.


Catch a glimpse of the painstaking investigation that McNamara led to unearthing the Golden State Killer.



Where to watch

You can watch the six-part documentary series only on HBO, when it premieres on June 28.

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