Netflix latest doco about 'America's most prolific serial killer' comes out next month

scandal 21/11/2019

Attention all Netflix detectives, we've got a new case to rack our brains over this December.

Next month, Netflix is releasing a new five-part docuseries based around American serial Killer, Henry Lee Lucas.

In the early 1980's, Lucas, described as 'America's most prolific serial killer', confessed to hundreds of murders. 

At the time, the confessions brought closer to the families of the victims but in the new docuseries, the case of Henry Lee Lucas is opened up again, looking at discrepancies and DNA evidence which ultimately casts doubts about many of his claims.

Speaking of the new series 'The Confession Killer, Netflix wrote:

"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 five-part docuseries will explore how the man once called America’s most prolific serial killer was really a complex figure entangled with a flawed justice system."

'The confession Killer' will be available from December 6th on Netflix.

Watch the full trailer below: