Unlike the normal true crime show formula, the new Netflix original series I Am a Killer will break the mold. True life crime shows tend to follow the wrongfully convicted or innocently murdered. This series flips that idea on its head and pretty much splits it open. Unlike Making A Murderer, this series will interview and tell the stories of some of the most bizarre death row cases.
The popularity of true crime has dominated the documentary genre. Series like Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer explore the dark side of true crime, but never quite like this. Each episode of the 10-part I Am a Killer will go in-depth into the story of a convicted capital murderer. The guilty are, for the first time, openly candid behind bars about the crimes they committed. Each episodes case is far from normal.
Koulla Anastasi, director for Lifetime and Crime + Investigation at A+E Networks U.K, told Variety the show is meant to provide viewers “a compelling insight into the mind of a murderer and the complexity of many murder cases.”
A+E Networks U.K. and Sky Vision Productions teamed up to produce this Netflix original. While the series might lack representation, Rolling Stone promises each case is fascinating and horrifying in its own unique way.
“There’s Miguel Martinez, the youngest person to ever be sentenced to death row in Texas, at just age 17, for a 1991 triple murder at the height of the Satanic Panic; Wayne Doty, who is seeking to be executed by the electric chair on death row in Florida, where the method is no longer used; Deandra Buchanan, who does not dispute that the evidence shows he killed his aunt, step-father and girlfriend in 2000, but says he doesn’t remember it; and James Robertson,” to name a few.
I Am a Killer will bring new perspectives to some of the most grizzly, unheard, murders (besides the infamous Miguel Martinez). Whether you are looking to binge a new show or obsessed with true crime, this new series will be shocking.
The chilling I Am a Killer is set to premiere tonight, August 3, at midnight PT/ 3 a.m ET.