True crime is returning to Netflix with a brand new miniseries about John Wayne Gacy – one of America’s most prolific serial killers – as part of its True Crime series.
It is the subject of Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes, which examines previously unseen audio featuring Gacy and his legal team to examine the aspiring politician and part-time clown’s many killings and the “horrifying darkness” that exists within him.
This three-part series, directed by Joe Berlinger – the filmmaker behind Netflix documentaries such as Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, and Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich – investigates how John Wayne Gacy was able to murder at least 33 people before being apprehended in 1995.
Here’s all we know so far about Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, which is currently available on Netflix.
The John Wayne Gacy Tapes About
In the 60 hours of uncovered audio featuring John Wayne Gacy and his legal defense team, the Netflix docuseries looks at serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who murdered 33 young men between 1972 and 1976, and his legal defense team.
It will provide “a fresh perspective on the narcissistic mindset of a killer and a deeper insight as to how he operated for so long with impunity,” according to Netflix’s description of the three-part series.
This series, directed by Joe Berlinger (Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes), speaks with key participants and includes never-before-seen interviews in quest of answers as to how Gacy was able to elude prosecution for as long as he was able to.
Before he was convicted of at least 33 murders and condemned to death in 1980, the now-deceased criminal was well-known in Chicago as an aspirant politician, neighborhood contractor, and part-time clown-for-hire. He was put to death in 1980 after being convicted of murdering at least 33 people. Gacy was killed by lethal injection in 1994 and died the following year.
The John Wayne Gacy Tapes Cast
Joe Berlinger, the series’ creator, will return to direct and executive produce the film alongside Catharine Park, Doran, Jen Isaacson, Jon Kamen, Mike Mathis, and Ted Schillinger.
The John Wayne Gacy Tapes Synopsis
Gacy is accused of murdering at least 33 people in the 1970s, 26 of whom were buried beneath his Illinois home, according to law enforcement. In addition, the infamous serial murderer is known for dressing up as a clown and visiting children’s hospitals while the world looked for the vicious serial killer, and has since become one of history’s most famous individuals, according to some estimates. Conversations with a Psychopathic Serial Murderer
The John Wayne Gacy Tapes Release Date
A new season of Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes is set to premiere on Netflix on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
Joe Berlinger’s Conversations with a Killer series continues with this three-part docuseries, the second installment in the series.
The John Wayne Gacy Tapes Trailer
Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes premiered on Netflix at the beginning of April, offering audiences a first peek at the three-part docuseries about the infamous serial killer.
“You may be strolling down the street and if Gacy happens to catch a glimpse of you, you’ve just become his next victim,” one of the interviewees says in the teaser.
Earlier this week, Netflix released a trailer for the second edition of Conversations with a Killer, which this time looks into the life of infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who murdered 33 young men between 1970 and 1974 before being executed in 1994.
The three-part docuseries is directed by Joe Berlinger, who previously helmed the 2019 first chapter Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes as well as Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, which starred Zac Efron as the infamous Ted Bundy in the role of the serial killer.
The John Wayne Gacy Tapes, which features flashbacks and interviews with key individuals, some of whom have never spoken before, promises to provide a new perspective on the egotistical Gacy, an ambitious politician who worked as a beloved contractor and part-time clown in his spare time.
It has been discovered that Gacy and his defense team exchanged 60 hours of audio between them, which provides more insight into how he managed to perpetuate his acts of violence for a long period of time without being discovered.