Netflix has released the official trailer for their newest true crime documentary series titled Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer, which explores the terrors that the infamous Richard Ramirez unleashed throughout California in the mid-1980s. The four-part limited series will be available for streaming on January 13, 2021. Featuring interviews by survivors, you can check out the video in the player below!
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer tells the spellbinding true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in American history was hunted down and brought to justice. In the sweltering summer of 1985, a record-breaking heatwave hit Los Angeles, along with a series of murders and sexual assaults that at first seemed disconnected. The victims were men, women, and children. They ranged in age from six to 82. They came from different neighborhoods, racial backgrounds, and socioeconomic levels. Never before in criminal history had a single killer been responsible for such a grisly array of crimes. Racing against the clock to stop this nocturnal monster was a young detective named Gil Carrillo from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the legendary homicide investigator Frank Salerno. As they worked tirelessly to solve the case, the media hounded their tracks, and panic gripped California.
Told through harrowing first-person interviews, gripping archival footage, and spectacular original photography, this four-part series represents the definitive telling of this iconic L.A. real-life horror story, painting a portrait of how it felt to live in fear at a time when absolutely anyone could be the Night Stalker’s next victim.
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is directed and executive produced by Tiller Russell. Tim Walsh, Eli Holzman, and Aaron Saidman are also serving as executive producers along with Greg Tillman, David Holthouse, Paul-Michel T. Pierre-Benoist.