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Will There be an I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Season 2?

August 2, 2020
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‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ chronicles the horrendous saga of the Golden State Killer, the man behind 13 murders and 50 rapes in California (approximately). The docuseries is based on the book, penned by Michelle McNamara, where she writes about her obsession with the infamous murderer. Narrating a tale of trauma, obsession, and survival, this layered true-crime documentary progressed to become one of HBO’s promising shows. And this makes us wonder if we will see a follow-up edition. Let’s find out.

I’ll be Gone in The Dark Season 2 Release Date:

‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ season 1 released on June 28, 2020, on HBO, at 10 pm ET. It consisted of six episodes and wrapped up with its finale on August 2, 2020. The documentary had been branded as a mini-series right from the start and hence, chances of a renewal are slim. Although the first season opened to positive reviews, it covers the entire contents of its written source material. Therefore, it is highly improbable that HBO will commission another season. ‘I’ll be Gone in the Dark’ season 2 is most likely canceled.

I’ll Be Gone in The Dark Cast:

Co-directed by Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner Liz Garbus, alongside Elizabeth Wolff, Myles Kane, and Josh Koury, ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ does not have a cast per-se. Based on the best-selling eponymous true crime book by Michelle McNamara, the story is narrated by real-life victims and survivors — who had been affected by The Golden State Killer in some way or the other. We also have additional clips, showcasing interviews with law personnel and authorities who were involved in the case at that time.

What’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark About?

Journalist and author Michelle McNamara had a peaceful life with the perfect family. However, she spent sleepless nights investigating and writing a book about the Golden State Killer. She dived into the world of online chat rooms and crime blogs, and HBO’s docuseries chronicles her written work in this engaging docuseries.

The subject of the documentary, The Golden State Killer was finally captured in 2018, but his memories still remain. Named Joseph James DeAngelo, the serial killer cum rapist was charged with several counts of first-degree murder and kidnapping. The show reveals how McNamara’s book led the authorities to discover that the East Area Rapist was the same man, referred to as the Original Night Stalker, and then the Visalia Ransacker in the 1970s and ’80s. McNamara coined the name for him, The Golden State Killer, and helped the cops in finally apprehending this notorious murderer. And the entire journey is covered in the six episodes of the HBO miniseries.

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