Crime has always been a popular genre in storytelling. Be it books or films or documentaries, a good story about a menacing criminal always allows a strong ground to the storytellers. What makes documentaries more popular, and more fascinating than most crime movies is that they are not fictionalised. We are not seeing a made-up character here. The person we are hearing about, the one whose story is being shown to us, whose confession tapes are being played out for us, is a very real person. The person who committed the heinous crime that can rattle any sane person’s soul is a very normal man, on the outside at least. Netflix has been a major player in true crime documentaries.
The streaming giant’s ‘I Am A Killer’ is a series that chronicles the experiences of several death row inmates. Tom Adams (‘Murder Wall’, ‘Curiosity’), Danny Tipping (‘Killer Doctors on Death Row’) and Kathy Hale (‘Passport to Murder’, ‘Berlin Wall: The Night the Iron Curtain Closed’) executive produce the series, while Ned Parker (‘CIA Declassified’, ‘A Very British Apocalypse’) and Peter Guest (‘The Day of the Kamikaze’, ‘Secrets of the Dead’) serve as producers. Parker has also served as a director with Ross Young, Zoe Hines, James Tovell and Jeremy Turner.
I Am A Killer Cast and Plot: Who’s in It and What’s It About?
Because ‘I Am A Killer’ is a documentary, it mainly features the people who form the subjects of the stories. There might be a here and there dramatizations, but there is no fixed cast for the series. Every episode of ‘I Am A Killer’ features a different story. All the subjects of these episodes are the people who have already been tried for their crimes and are serving their time, waiting for the final thing — the day their death sentence comes to pass. The possibility of death can change a person in a lot of ways, so can the hard-life in prison. How has their time in jail treated them? What are their thoughts about their imminent death? More importantly, how do they see themselves in the light of the crimes they have committed?
The first episode follows the story of a man named Kenneth Foster. In 1996, he and a man named Mauricio Brown drove down to the house of Michael LaHood. Brown shot LaHood, while Foster waited for him in the car. Both Brown and Foster were held guilty for their crime and had been sentenced to death. Brown was killed by lethal injection and Foster’s sentence was supposed to follow soon. However, just hours before he had to be executed, the sentence was called off. Now, he serves a life sentence in prison, hoping for a chance to get out.