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Liz Garbus set to helm HBO docuseries “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”

HBO Documentary Films has attached Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director Liz Garbus to helm a forthcoming docuseries about the case of the “Golden State Killer” – a case that had a ...
May 1, 2018

HBO Documentary Films has attached Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director Liz Garbus to helm a forthcoming docuseries about the case of the “Golden State Killer” – a case that had a major development last week following the arrest of a suspect.

The previously announced series, titled I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, centers on the search by the late crime writer Michelle McNamara for the man behind 50 home-invasion sexual assaults in Northern California throughout the late ’70s and early ’80s.

It is based on McNamara’s recently published New York Times best seller I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer, which was released posthumously following the author’s sudden passing in April 2016.

According to a release from HBO, the book serves as a comprehensive exploration of the case of an elusive, violent predator. It also serves as a personal memoir and self-examination of McNamara’s obsessive quest for justice on behalf of the victims and survivors of the crimes.

On Tuesday, April 24, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office arrested former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in a nearby suburb, identifying him through DNA evidence and charging him with a number of the crimes.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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