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Michelle McNamara in I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

Your new true crime addiction

Your new true crime addiction


New Sky Crime docuseries I’ll Be Gone In The Dark tells the incredible true story of one woman’s hunt for an evil killer

By Virgin TV Edit

In need of a new true crime series to get stuck into? Consider it case closed, because six-part series I’ll Be Gone In The Dark is here to hook you in and keep you coming back for more.


Get clued up on this brand new series, as we answer the Big Questions…


What’s I’ll Be Gone In The Dark about?

The six-part docuseries is based on the late Michelle McNamara’s true crime bestseller of the same name. At its heart is the remarkable story of how American writer McNamara went from author to sleuth in an attempt to track down a mysterious killer.


Who was Michelle McNamara?

McNamara, who passed away in 2016, was a true crime author who dug deep into unsolved stories to find answers police investigations couldn’t. When she learned more about the cold case involving a murderer and rapist who terrorised California decades earlier, it became her self-proclaimed life obsession to catch him.


Who was this elusive criminal?

Dubbed the Golden State Killer by McNamara, he committed a series of brutal crimes on the West Coast of America in the 1970s and 80s. No matter how hard they tried, no matter how much manpower they threw at the case, the police just couldn’t catch him. He was as clever as he was evil.


Has the Golden State Killer ever been caught?

Erm, you’ll have to watch the series to find out.


Anything else to know about?

Like the book (which is brilliant), this series isn’t just about attempting to catch a criminal. With ample focus on the Golden State Killer’s victims, the devastation his crimes caused and McNamara’s own single-minded behaviour, it’s a portrait of obsession and the search for justice.


Is there a trailer?

There most certainly is. Watch it below…


When is I’ll Be Gone In The Dark on TV?

The first two episodes will be broadcast from 9pm on Sunday 30 August on Sky Crime/HD (CH 136/135).

All episodes will also be available to watch from Sunday 30 August in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Crime.

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