Amazon Prime Video is releasing a five-part docuseries titled "Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer" next year, exploring crimes of a notorious serial killer from 1970-80s, Ted Bundy. The five-part series will explore Ted Bundy's crimes from a female perspective. The five-part series on Amazon Prime Video will feature Ted Bundy's former girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall and daughter, Molly who are opening up about the serial killer after 40 years. The series will chronicle Bundy's relationship with Kendall.
Kendall and her daughter Molly have shared their experiences with new unsettling details about Bundy, the inconceivable pull he had on women, and an abundant archive of never-before-seen family photos, Amazon said in a release. The docu-series will also feature several other female voices, including survivors of Bundy's attacks some of whom are stepping forward for the first time. The series will premiere in 2020.
Directed by former CBC Trish Wood, "Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer" will explore how Bundy's pathological hatred of women collided with the feminist movement of the 1970s. The series hopes to change the Bundy narrative by provoking a discussion around gender politics. Bundy had confessed to kidnapping, raping and murdering 30 women in the 1970s. However, the exact number of his victims remains unknown and is possibly higher.
The launch of the series will also coincide with the release of an updated and expanded edition of Kendall's 1981 memoir "The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy".
Bundy's life has often been a subject of movies and television shows, most recent being Zac Efron's portrayal in "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" and Netflix's documentary "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes", which are based on Bundy's prison interviews.
Born in 1946, Theodore Robert Bundy was an American serial killer who kidnapped, raped, and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier. After more than a decade of denials, Bundy confessed to 30 homicides that he committed in seven states in the US between 1974 and 1978. Bundy was executed on January 24, 1989, at the age of 42.
(With PTI inputs)