A&E has slated two docuseries looking at different aspects of serial killers, both premiering in August.
Invisible Monsters: Serial Killers in America examines the stories of five infamous American serial murderers who operated at the same time — Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, The Green River Killer and BTK — in a single narrative that also encompasses the broader culture at the time and how the killers each evaded capture. The six-hour series will be broadcast as a three-night event, beginning on Aug. 15.
The other new killer-themed show, I Survived a Serial Killer, is a 12 x 30-minute series that tells the harrowing stories of people who survived encounters with serial killers, told from their perspectives. It includes interviews and more from the survivors of killers like Richard Beasley (a.k.a. The Craigslist Killer), Angel Resendiz (a.k.a. The Railway Killer) and David Parker Ray (a.k.a. The Toy Box Killer). I Survived a Serial Killer premieres on Aug. 18.
Invisible Monsters: Serial Killers in America is produced for A&E by Category 6 Media with Sharon Scott, Laura Fleury and Kristy Sabat serving as executive producers. Stephanie Soechtig is showrunner and executive producer. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson are executive producers for A&E.
I Survived a Serial Killer is produced for A&E by Law & Crime with Dan Abrams, Rachel Stockman and Mark Anstendig executive producing and Dahlia Damaghi co-executive producing. Bryant, Tatro and Sean Gottlieb executive produce for A&E. A+E Networks maintains worldwide distribution rights for both series.