'Night Stalker: The Hunt for A Serial Killer': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about the Netflix docuseries

'Night Stalker: The Hunt for A Serial Killer': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about the Netflix docuseries
'Night Stalker: The Hunt for A Serial Killer' (Netflix)

If there is one thing Netflix knows, it is how to keep true-crime fans happy. Over 2020, Netflix has released a slew of programs targeted toward fans of true-crime and mystery and 2021 is no different. Netflix's first true-crime docuseries for the year comes in January itself and it takes a look at one of the most chilling killers to have haunted America. 'Night Stalker: The Hunt for A Serial Killer' follows the spine-chilling events of a summer in the mid-1980s when a killer terrified the people of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

As he sought his prey with no particular pattern and killed them in cold blood, investigators rallied to find the identity of the killer and bring him to justice. The docuseries takes a look at the investigation and the real-life boogeyman that brought California to a standstill. Read on to know more about 'Night Stalker: The Hunt for A Serial Killer'.

Release date

'Night Stalker: The Hunt for A Serial Killer' will be available to stream on Netflix on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 12 am PST.


The official synopsis for the docuseries states: The Netflix limited docu-series 'Night Stalker: The Hunt for A Serial Killer' tells the spellbinding true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in American history was hunted down and brought to justice. In the sweltering summer of 1985, a record-breaking heatwave hit Los Angeles, along with a series of murders and sexual assaults that at first seemed disconnected. The victims were men, women, and children.

They ranged in age from six to 82. They came from different neighborhoods, racial backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. Never before in criminal history had a single killer been responsible for such a grisly array of crimes.  Racing against the clock to stop this nocturnal monster were a young detective named Gil Carrillo from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the legendary homicide investigator Frank Salerno. As they worked tirelessly to solve the case, the media hounded their tracks and panic gripped California.

Told through harrowing first-person interviews, gripping archival footage, and spectacular original photography, this four-part series represents the definitive telling of this iconic LA real-life horror story, painting a portrait of how it felt to live in fear at a time when absolutely anyone could be the Night Stalker’s next victim.


'Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer' is directed by Tiller Russell and executive produced by Russell, Tim Walsh, Eli Holzman, and Aaron Saidman.



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