Netflix Orders True Crime Series on Ted Bundy

Docuseries will be directed by Joe Berlinger, who is helming a separate scripted film about the serial killer starring Zac Efron

Last Updated: December 11, 2018 @ 3:24 PM

Netflix has ordered “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” a true-crime docuseries about serial killer Ted Bundy.

The docuseries will be directed by Joe Berlinger, who is helming a separate scripted film about the serial killer, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which stars Zac Efron as Bundy, and will premiere at Sundance.

The four-part series will feature previously unheard audio of interviews with Bundy while he was on death row in Florida. This unique and gripping doc series focuses on the man whose personality, good looks and social graces defied the serial-killer stereotype, allowing him to hide in plain sight as he committed the brutal sex-crime slayings of more than 30 women before being caught in 1978. While on trial, Bundy received extraordinary adoration from American women, which made his gruesome crimes doubly haunting, even in an era of anything-goes mayhem. 

It will premiere on Jan 24, 2019, 30 years after the date of his execution in Florida.

Justin Wilkes, Jon Doran and Jon Kamen will executive produce, with Sara Enright on board as a producer. The docuseries comes from RadicalMedia in association with Third Eye Motion Picture Company.

The streamer is already home to true-crime series “Making a Murderer,” Evil Genius” and “The Staircase.”