HBO: I Will Go in The Dark Premier. In the 1970 and 80s, a man who would come to be known as the Golden State Killer burglarized. He raped and murdered his way through swaths of California yet always evaded capture.
McNamara’s work to chronicle the grievous misdeeds of the Golden State Killer. (a name she coined) became the basis of Los Angeles magazine article and later a book. The Dark, a do causeries based on McNamara’s nonfiction work. Which premier on Sunday. Is a story of a woman bit by what she calls ‘the mother bug.
And her efforts to track down the identity of the man who terrorized California communities for years. The series also covers the story of McNamara’s unexpected death. While writing the book and how it affected husband Patton Oswalt (Veep) and their young daughter, Alice.
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If the murderer’s moniker rings a bell, it’s like because – in large part thanks to McNamara’s work. He identified as former cop Joseph James DeAngelo and arrested in 2018, two years after McNamara’s death.
The series premiere uses McNamara’s writing, narrated by Amy Ryan and an extensive archive of recorded interviews, emails, texts, and voicemails to create a portrait of a woman who loved digging into an investigation.
HBO The Dark Premiere: We learn how she’d surf the internet on sleepless nights, intrigued by accounts of how a ski mask-wearing man would break into women’s homes. Tie up their partners, and then rape the women. In the beginning, that’s where he’d stop, eventually, his behavior escalated to murdering the women or couples he encountered.
Everyone has their cause, and this just feels like what I was born to do, McNamara says in an old interview. The premier also features interviews with those involved with the case. Including the now-retired police officers who worked it and some of the victims. As well as with some of the ‘citizen detectives’ McNamara met during her online sleuthing.
Oswalt is there, too, to talk about how he and McNamara. Then started dating and fell in love after they met at one of his stand-up comedy shows. And Los Angeles editor Nancy Miller discussed. How did she instantly captivate by McNamara’s storytelling and drive when they first met to discuss a possible article.
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And by the end of the premier McNamara has impressed a longtime citizen. Detective, who appears to have had an impressive pipeline to the authorities. She allowed access to an extensive trove of police documentation. And in the final moments of the episode, Miller officially commissions the Los Angeles piece that would eventually lead to McNamara’s book.