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A&E readies “The Killing Season”

The eight-part docuseries is set to bow Nov. 5 and delves into an unsolved Long Island serial killer case and others, with the help of amateur cyber-sleuths.
September 15, 2016

A&E Network is readying a gritty true-crime docuseries called The Killing Season from executive producer Alex Gibney.

Filmmakers Joshua Zeman (Cropsey) and Rachel Mills probe the unsolved Long Island serial killer case, as well as other cold murder investigations, over the course of eight episodes. The Long Island case stems from the murders of 10 sex-trade workers on Gilgo Beach, Long Island. Authorities have said they believe the killings are the work of a single individual, who, after five years, remains at large.

Working with amateur cyber-sleuths, Zeman and Mills uncover a web of connections to unsolved murders from Atlantic City to Daytona Beach and beyond, revealing that serial killers are targeting sex workers in record numbers, while using the internet as their virtual hunting ground. Many of the victims, often referred to as the “Missing Missing,” are never accounted for and their murders are far less likely to be solved.

The series premieres with back-to-back episodes on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The Killing Season takes viewers on a chilling ride through the unknown and is a perfect example of impactful storytelling that drives the cultural conversation,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and head of programming at A&E, in a statement.

The series is produced for A&E by Jigsaw Productions and Gigantic Pictures, and directed by Zeman. Executive producers for Jigsaw Productions are Gibney, Zeman, Mills, Stacey Offman and Dave Snyder, and co-executive producers are Brad Hebert and Richard Perello. Ben Parry is on board as showrunner. Executive producers for A&E are Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson.

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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