Confronting a Serial Killer: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
Confronting a Serial Killer

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 18, 2021

Author Jillian Lauren finds serial killer Sam Little while researching a new crime novel and quickly realizes that his decades-long murderous history may be linked to terrible systemic injustices.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2021

Jillian learns that to get inside the mind of the killer she has to delve into her own traumatic past, and in the process uncovers how systemic sexism and racial bias enabled Little.

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Air date: May 2, 2021

Little's new confessions are matched to cold cases; two female law enforcement agents describe how they caught a killer by focusing on survivors who were ignored in the past.

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Air date: May 9, 2021

Samuel Little's body count grows to 93 women, making him the most prolific serial killer in American history, but dozens of confessions remain unmatched.

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Air date: May 16, 2021

Dealing with a psychopath takes its toll on Jillian's psyche and family; dozens of states close cases, laying bare the havoc Little wrought and triggering a long-overdue public reckoning.

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The series tells the story of the unprecedented relationship between acclaimed author and journalist Jillian Lauren and the most prolific serial killer in American history, Sam Little, and her race against time to identify his victims before it's too late.

Cast & Crew

Joe Berlinger
Executive Producer
Jon Kamen
Executive Producer
Jon Doran
Executive Producer
Po Kutchins
Executive Producer

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Critic Reviews for Confronting a Serial Killer Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

[Confronting a Serial Killer] too often succumbs to overheated writing and presentation ... but [it ] gets to the core of a true tragedy in this country.

Apr 14, 2021 | Full Review…

Confronting a Serial Killer tells us things we already know while simultaneously stating things that don't jibe with the material at hand.

Apr 16, 2021 | Full Review…

Confronting A Serial Killer is a gut-wrenching addition to the true-crime genre.

Apr 16, 2021 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

STREAM IT, with the caveat that we're hoping that Confronting A Serial Killer delves more into Little's life and motivations and the fact that murders of women in marginalized groups are so readily dismissed.

Apr 19, 2021 | Full Review…

Confronting a Serial Killer makes a strong case for systematically reappraising unofficially disenfranchised communities. If the survivors who came forward weren't devalued by the system, Little would never have been able to kill 93 victims.

Apr 16, 2021 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Joe Berlinger delivers another harrowing documentary series that's both shockingly saddening and powerfully important.

Mar 18, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Confronting a Serial Killer: Season 1

  • Apr 24, 2021
    I loved the reality, and how the narrator engages the viewers. I felt like I was going on the journey with her and want to know more. I am looking forward to the rest of the episodes. If you like true crime, this is a show for you.
  • Apr 20, 2021
    Riveting! Another great series by Joe Berlinger.

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