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.