One week after former cop Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested as the suspected serial killer and serial rapist, HBO has given the greenlight to the docuseries that Patton Oswalt is producing based on his late wife Michelle McNamara's recently published book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. As Deadline notes, "it has been a pretty quick turnaround for the project, with production starting less than a month after HBO Documentary Films announced the acquisition of rights to the tome." McNamara, whose book was released in February -- two years after her death -- coined the memorable "Golden State Killer" moniker. McNamara wasn't credited with DeAngelo's capture, but her book and nickname helped bring attention to the long-dormant case.
TOPICS: I'll Be Gone in the Dark, HBO, Joseph James DeAngelo, Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt, Documentaries