Netflix has renewed Joe Berlinger’s true-crime docuseries “Crime Scene” for an additional three seasons. The streamer also shared a bunch of details on Season 2, which will chronicle the Times Square Killer from the late ’70s and early ’80s.
Season 1, “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel,” was sampled by 45 million households in its first four weeks, Netflix said on Friday. Though the series debuted back in February, this is the first viewership statistic we’ve gotten from the streaming service.
The second season, “Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer,” premieres Dec. 29 on Netflix. Watch a teaser for that at the bottom of the post.
As previously announced, Berlinger and Netflix are also working on a documentary series about Bernie Madoff. That one is not part of the “Crime Scene” renewal — it’s just an extension of their very successful and prolific partnership.
Berlinger, who directs and executive produces “Crime Scene” through his Third Eye Motion Picture Company, is the filmmaker who made 2019’s “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” and 2020’s “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich.” Both were for Netflix.
“Crime Scene” also hails from Imagine Documentaries and RadicalMedia, Berlinger’s production home for two decades, in association with Joe’s Third Eye Motion Picture Company. Other executive producers include Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Jon Kamen, Jon Doran, Jen Isaacson, Samantha Grogin and Leslie Mattingly.
Adam Del Deo, Netflix’s vice president of documentary series, penned a blog post on Friday to announce the renewal and share some Season 2 details. Read that here, and find the Season 2 teaser at the very bottom of this post.