The story of serial killer Ted Bundy has fascinated true crime fans since the time he was captured and charged with over 30 murders in the 1970s. He’s been the subject of books, TV miniseries, movies and, now, a unique docuseries from Amazon Prime Video coming in 2020. Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer is a five-part show that explores Bundy through the prism of his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall.
According to Amazon, the docuseries takes the murders committed by Bundy and comes at it from a female perspective (a first for this “story” — admittedly a strange word to use in this sort of instance). As such, it promises to uncover the “disturbing and profound way in which Bundy’s pathological hatred of women collided with the culture wars and feminist movement of the 1970s, culminating in what is perhaps the most infamous true crime saga of our time.” It’s been almost 40 years since Elizabeth has spoken about Bundy, but in this series she and her daughter, Molly, are sharing what they experienced at the time, providing what’s being called “new unsettling details about Bundy, the inconceivable pull he had on women, and an abundant archive of never-before-seen family photos.”
The revelations don’t stop there, with Elizabeth and Molly being joined by the voices of a number of different women, among them survivors of Bundy’s attacks, several of which are coming forward to talk for the first time with, says Amazon, “chilling accounts that will forever change the Bundy narrative and provoke a discussion around gender politics that hauntingly resonates today.”
The docuseries is produced and directed by Trish Wood, a journalist for the CBC where she spent a decade reporting and producing investigative documentaries for that network’s current affair program The Fifth Estate. When the show launches, there will be an updated and expanded edition of Elizabeth Kendall’s 1981 memoir The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy, of which Abrams Press says, “Ted Bundy is one of the most notorious serial killers in American history and one of the most publicized to this day. However, very rarely do we hear from the women he left behind — the ones forgotten as mere footnotes in this tragedy.”
This updated and expanded reissue of the original book features a new introduction and a new afterword by the author, never-before-seen photos, and a new chapter from Molly. Abrams Press calls this a “gripping account [that] presents a remarkable examination of obsession, intrigue, and the darkness that love can mask.” The revised edition is currently available for pre-order.
Amazon has not announced a premiere date for Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer.
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