Since 2021, true crime series Netflix Crime scene It has focused on stories such as the 2013 death of Elisa Lamm and the series of murders carried out by Richard Cottingham, aka “The Times Square Killer,” with each case chronicled in a multi-part documentary series. Currently, Crime scene: Texas Killing Fieldsthe newest addition to the franchise, turns its attention to a series of mysterious murders deep in the heart of the “Lone Star State”.
If you watched the 2022 Netflix series while browsing the popular titles but aren’t sure if you want to make time for this true crime story, don’t worry, because we’ve got some key details on the docuseries and what you can expect to see throughout its runtime. Here are five things you should know before watching Texas Killingfields.
Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields focuses on an area where dozens of bodies have been found since the 1970s
Just 30 minutes southeast of Houston is League City, Texas, home to what was commonly referred to as the Texas Killing Fields for nearly 50 years. Since the early 1970s, the bodies of 30 murder victims have been found in a plot of land no bigger than 25 acres. This isolated piece of land, the victims that were found there, and its legacy, are all detailed throughout Crime scene: Texas Killing Fields.
The region and its legacy also inspired the 2011 crime thriller, Texas KillingfieldsAnd the Starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Jessica Chastain.
Docuseries spend a lot of time with the families of the victims
Much like true crime shows, Crime scene: Texas Killing Fields It features interviews with a number of journalists and investigators who have spent years, sometimes decades of their lives trying to understand this phenomenon. On top of all those interviews, the series also spends a ton of time with the families of the various victims found on the site over the years, with Tim Miller, who founded Texas EquuSearch after his daughter was murdered, being a major focus.
There is a scene early in the series opener where Miller recounts the time he stood in the field and fired several times hoping the cops would hear him, only for no one to come.
Crime Scene: Texas Killing Fields is divided into three episodes
Crime scene: Texas Killing Fields Divided into three episodes, they range in length from 47 to 50 minutes, which means it’ll only take you three hours to complete if you want to binge in the whole time.
Emmy Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker Jessica Dimmock
Jessica Dimmock, honored at the 2020 Emmys for The New York Times’ “Gallagher Effect” episode weeklyDirected by the three episodes of Crime Scene: The Killing Fields. Dimmock’s other credits include the 2022 FX series recipient audience (also streamed via FX on Hulu-branded), Unsolved mysteriesAnd the residenceAnd the Flint Town.
Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields is rated TV-MA for references to child abuse and sexual violence
Crime scene: Texas Killing Fields It touches on a lot of tough topics, including child abuse, sexual violence, and intentional homicide. However, it’s no surprise to find out that the docuseries have a TV-MA rating. This is not something you want to watch with young children or the faint of heart.
Crime scene: Texas Killing Fields It is currently available to anyone with a Netflix subscription.
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