Netflix Announces Ted Bundy Docuseries 'Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes'

Netflix may be good for many things, but if there's one thing it's particularly exceptional at, it's a true crime series.

Now the streaming service adds to its already sturdy roster of murder docs like Making a Murderer, The Staircase and Evil Genius with a new show about one of the world's most notorious serial killers: Ted Bundy.

Promising a total of four episodes for us to all to binge-watch in a single sitting, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes will feature never-heard-before audio interviews with Bundy from when he was on death row.

Bundy, who was born as Theodore Robert Bundy, had confessed to 30 murders, but detectives feared the true number could have been higher - having killed and raped numerous young women and girls throughout the 1970s.

Bundy confessed to 30 murders, but officials believe he could have killed many more. Credit: Florida Police
Bundy confessed to 30 murders, but officials believe he could have killed many more. Credit: Florida Police

According to the show's synopsis on Netflix, the show is a 'cinematic self-portrait crafted from statements made by Ted Bundy', which will give us 'a unique look inside the mind of an infamous serial killer'.

Launching on Netflix on 24 January, the docuseries will tie in with the 30th anniversary of Bundy's execution in 1989, and will focus on the murders he was convicted of, the media frenzy that surrounded his trials and his infamously charismatic way of charming women.

The show comes from Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated director Joe Berlinger, who is also behind Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, a forthcoming thriller starring Zac Efron as Bundy.

The film tells the tale of Bundy and his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer as she struggles to come to terms with the reality of her boyfriend's sinister nature.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Efron said he was looking forward to the role - especially given it's a far cry from his High School Musical days.

"Ted Bundy is going to be a challenge," he said.

"I think it's going to be different and it's going to be fun. I'm super stoked."

Efron also teased an image of himself in character earlier this year, writing on Twitter: "Meet Ted. #BehindTheScenes."

The film also stars Lily Collins as Elizabeth Kloepfer and John Malkovich as Judge Edward Cowart, who presided over Bundy's televised trial and imposed the death penalty.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will have its premiere at the Sundance Film festival in January next year.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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