Netflix's new true crime documentary about an infamous New York murderer is coming soon 3 weeks ago

Netflix's new true crime documentary about an infamous New York murderer is coming soon

This looks gripping.

A new true crime documentary from the makers of Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is coming to Netflix next month.

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The three-part series, directed by Joe Berlinger, will focus on the violence that took place in New York's Times Square during the late '70s and early '80s and the heinous crimes committed by a notorious murderer that took place there.

Richard Cottingham went on a terrifying and gruesome killing spree in the tourist hotspot, gaining the nickname of 'The American Jack the Ripper'.

The documentary will not only explore what happened but how it happened - and how he almost got away with his crimes.

Netflix posted a teaser trailer to Twitter with the caption: "The team behind Crime Scene: The Vanishing at The Cecil Hotel is back.

"They’ll next explore the danger and depravity of NYC’s Times Square in the 70s & 80s — a place that made it possible for one man to commit unthinkable acts. Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer premieres 12/29."

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The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel was streamed by 45 million people in its first month so it comes as no surprise that Netflix renewed it for another three seasons.

Adam Del Deo of Netflix said:

“Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger is a pioneer of the true crime genre who skillfully turns his lens on complex cases with an eye for untold injustices.

“We always saw potential for Crime Scene to be an ongoing series about how certain locations became accomplices to crimes that took place there.

"Now, as part of our deepening creative partnership with Joe and on the heels of the high interest in season one, we are pleased to renew the series for three additional seasons — each tackling a new location with a dark past.”

Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer will be available to stream from 29 December.