NETFLIX have provided a glimpse of their long-awaited documentary on the Yorkshire Ripper – just days after he died.
The four-part series, which starts on December 16, looks at how serial killer Peter Sutcliffe terrorised the streets of Britain from 1975 to 1980.
The Netflix documentary will tell the story of the victims[/caption]
A trailer for The Ripper has been released by the streaming giant which shows how unflinching their look back at his murders will be.
But it isn’t a shock doc, it’s a careful examination of the impact on Sutcliffe’s victims and the issues of the time which hampered the investigation.
He died on November 16 in to HM Prison Frankland, Durham, aged 74, taking many secrets of his evil deeds to his grave.
The murders whipped up national hysteria, with a long line of women in the north of England butchered and police seemingly incapable of catching the killer.It also taps into the societal factors that let him evade capture[/caption] He terrorised women in Yorkshire for five years[/caption]
Until he was finally arrested and jailed for life in 1981, every woman felt unsafe and every man was seen as a suspect.
The Ripper will feature testimony from senior police officers, journalists and family members who were involved and affected by the killings.
Made by the same team who gave us Netflix hit doc Don’t F**k With Cats, it looks at how poverty, masculinity and misogyny, all of which contributed to the Ripper evading capture for so long.
This comes as ITV announced an “eye-watering” dramatization of the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper by the writers of Killing Eve.The documentary aims to not glamorise the Ripper[/caption] Women were advised not to go out alone[/caption]
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The drama will be based on Michael Bilton’s book Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper, and Killing Eve‘s George Kay has developed the scripts.