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Netflix’s New Series Explores Man Thought To Be ‘Most Prolific Serial Killer in History’

Netflix new series is set to grip audiences as it confronts the man believed to be the most prolific serial killer in history.

The Confession Killer tells the complex story of Henry Lee Lucas, a man who who was already in prison for three murders, one of which was his own mother, when he fessed up to an apparent 600 murders.

The synopsis writes: “During the early ’80s, Henry Lee Lucas confessed to hundreds of murders, bringing closure to unsolved cases and grieving families. Even with no direct evidence linking Lucas to the crime scenes, he stunned authorities with his ability to sketch victims’ portraits while citing brutal details of each attack.

“Yet journalists and attorneys found impossibilities in Lucas’ timeline, and DNA testing started to contradict his internationally-reported claims. THE CONFESSION KILLER, a riveting five-part docuseries, explores how the man once called America’s most prolific serial killer was really a complex figure entangled with a flawed justice system.”

The show was directed by Oscar nominee Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) and Taki Oldham.

“It’s more than a serial killer’s story,” Kenner said. “It’s really a psychological drama. That’s what drew me to it so strongly.

“He filled people’s needs, and in a way, he had never been happier than when he was with Boutwell and the Rangers. That was probably the happiest moment of his life. He was thrilled by the attention, and when you see him ordering milkshakes, and ordering his hamburger, answering the telephone, or putting pins in the map, that footage is amazing.

“For a guy with a low IQ, he was very smart and was able to … gather information about cases, many of which have now been proven that he didn’t do. And yet he was able to give them the information, and they believed it. They believed it so much, they began to overlook facts.”

You can stream this series from December 6th 2019.

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