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Practically a month in the past, whispers circulated about HBO’s potential improvement of a Golden State Killer docuseries based mostly upon Michelle McNamara’s exhaustively researched e-book, I’ll Be Gone In The Darkish. Nicely, instantly following final week’s whirlwind-esque seize of suspect Joseph James DeAngelo, the heightened degree of curiosity within the case has led HBO to tug the greenlight lever and go full steam forward on the mission.

Deadline now stories that manufacturing has already begun to deliver this sequence to life with Liz Garbus (the Oscar-nominated and Emmy successful helmer behind the HBO’s current Nothing Left Unsaid, which chronicled the extraordinarily messy path wrought by Gloria Vanderbilt, additionally in her capability as mom of Anderson Cooper) within the director’s seat. Right here’s a part of the press launch:

I’ll Be Gone within the Darkish is a complete exploration of the case of an elusive, violent predator by McNamara, who died out of the blue whereas investigating the unsolved crimes. It is usually a haunting private memoir and self-examination of McNamara’s obsessive quest for justice on behalf of the victims and survivors of the crimes. Framed by an introduction by Gillian Flynn and afterword by McNamara’s husband, Patton Oswalt, the e-book was accomplished by McNamara’s lead researcher, Paul Haynes, and a detailed colleague, Billy Jenkins.

The information is definitely well timed, and whereas McNamara’s e-book wasn’t credited by authorities once they mentioned the method by which the pinpointed DeAngelo, McNamara’s widower, Patton Oswalt, has continued to bestow her with credit score, on condition that she spent over a decade researching the e-book. Actually, all of McNamara’s work saved the case’s infamy alive, a long time after the path ran chilly, and it feels like HBO goals to honor her journalistic legacy.

(By way of Deadline)

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