Netflix's True-Crime Docuseries The Sons Of Sams Gets Haunting First Trailer

The four-part series is due to hit the streaming service on May 5.


Netflix has released the first and haunting new trailer for The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness. The four-part docuseries that has director Joshua Zeman (Cropsey, Murder Mountain) drawing on archival news footage, case files, and more in a quest to explore how the notorious "Son of Sam" killer David Berkowitz in the late 1970s spawned copycats. The series kicks off on May 5 on the streaming service. Check out the trailer below.

The official logline reads: "The hunt for the 'Son of Sam' captivated the world in the late 1970s, but the story behind one of America's most notorious serial murderers is all but forgotten--until now. While the arrest and conviction of David Berkowitz brought the nightmare to an end for many New Yorkers, for journalist and Ultimate Evil author Maury Terry, the real mystery was just beginning. Terry, convinced Berkowitz had not acted alone, would go on to spend decades attempting to prove that the web of darkness behind the murders went deeper than anyone imagined--and his pursuit of that elusive truth would eventually cost him everything."

In addition to Zeman, The Sons of Sam's creative team includes showrunner and co-executive procedure Sara Enright (Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes) and co-executive producers Zara Duffy, Dave Sirulnick, Jon Kamen, Joshua Zeman, Josh Braun, and Dan Braun.

True crime has been and continues to be an incredibly viable genre not just on Netflix, but all streaming services. If they're even remotely your thing or you're willing to finally give them a try, a great place to get a good lay of the land is our list of 18 gripping true crime shows and movies to stream on Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, and more. More recently, Netflix has just released This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist, a truly bizarre true crime doc about stealing art.

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