Netflix's New Chilling Series Is About A Serial Killer Who Confessed To 600 Murders

Netflix's New Chilling Series Is About A Serial Killer Who Confessed To 600 Murders

After the success of the Ted Bundy Tapes, Netflix is now releasing a five-part true-crime docu-series on serial killer Henry Lee Lucas who claims to have killed over 600 people.

If you are intrigued by serial killers as much as we are, then you must have already finished watching Making A Murderer, Evil Genius, The Ted Bundy Tapes, and other true-crime series from Netflix.

Now, you don't have to wait for too long before the next shocking serial killer show is on its way from the streaming service. This time, Netflix will be offering a new series to binge through the early days of December! 



The new five-part documentary series, titled 'The Confession Killer' is directed by Oscar nominee Robert Kenner and Taki Oldham, and the show will explore the story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, who confessed to 600 murders and created an intricate web of lies in the process. 



The official synopsis of the show reads, "During the early ’80s, Henry Lee Lucas confessed to hundreds of murders, bringing closure to unsolved cases and grieving families. Even with no direct evidence linking Lucas to the crime scenes, he stunned authorities with his ability to sketch victims’ portraits while citing brutal details of each attack."

"Yet journalists and attorneys found impossibilities in Lucas’ timeline, and DNA testing started to contradict his internationally-reported claims. THE CONFESSION KILLER, a riveting five-part docuseries, explores how the man once called America’s most prolific serial killer was really a complex figure entangled with a flawed justice system."


Even though Henry Lee Lucas confessed and was convicted for the murders of over 300 people, there is a chance that he might not be the actual killer. Many people thought that the police had found the killer who took their loved ones away from them, but somehow, this man tricked almost everyone into thinking that he was the infamous serial killer who brought so much pain and suffering to many people. 


Along with his confession, he also exposed some of the biggest problems, inconsistencies, and shortcomings of the American justice system. The most important aspect of this scenario is to figure out why a man like Henry Lee Lucas would feel to lie about the crimes he didn't commit.

Maybe there is no answer to this question, apart from his mental health issues. One thing that is for sure is that after watching the series you'll ask if Lee Lucas was not the killer, why did he confess to the murders and how did he manage to fool almost everyone?

Was he that convincing, or was law enforcement just too lazy to care? 'The Confession Killer' will be premiering on Netflix on December 6, 2019. Check out the trailer below.


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