HBO Creating Docuseries Based On ‘I’ll Be Gone In The Dark’ | TV News
In-depth true crime documentaries have become hugely popular in the era of Peak TV, with shows like Making A Murderer and O.J.: Made In America becoming cultural phenomenons. Naturally, this success has led to networks and studios greenlighting even more, and we’ve got another one in the works from HBO.
The network has acquired the rights to the best-selling book I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman’s Search For The Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara, the late wife of comedian Patton Oswalt. The book dives deep into a terrifying mystery revolving around a serial killer who committed over 50 home invasion sexual assaults, and later 10 murders, across the 70s and 80s in California.
The killer has eluded police for decades, and McNamara spent years digging into the mystery and pouring over the details with an obsessive, fiery passion until her untimely passing in 2016. Her work was completed by her research assistant Paul Haynes and colleague Billy Jensen, before being released this year to rave reviews and instantly ascending to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Oswalt will executive produce the series, and said in a statement: “HBO taking on this story will advance the passionate pursuit that Michelle shared with dozens of men and women in law enforcement – to solve the mystery of one of California’s most notorious serial killers”.
This sounds like it has the chance to be just as fascinating as the other true crime series that have riveted audiences over the last few years, and with HBO on board helping adapt a New York Times bestseller, excitement is going to be palpable for this adaptation.