The Killing Season

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (63)

The Killing Season is a true crime documentary series that aired on A&E in 2015. It follows documentarians Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate a series of unsolved murders and disappearances across the United States. The show begins with Zeman and Mills discussing their fascination with true crime and their desire to uncover the truth behind some of the country's most notorious unsolved cases. They employ a variety of investigative techniques, including interviewing family members and friends of the victims, combing through police reports and court transcripts, and exploring areas where the crimes took place.

Throughout the series, Zeman and Mills delve into a number of different cases, many of which are linked by a common thread: the victims are often young women who have gone missing from impoverished areas. The filmmakers explore the ways in which these cases are mishandled by law enforcement, who often seem more interested in closing cases quickly than in solving them thoroughly. They also examine the role of public perception in shaping how these cases are handled.

One example of this is the case of the Long Island serial killer, who is believed to have murdered at least 10 women. Zeman and Mills talk to family members of the victims and to residents of the area where the crimes took place, uncovering a pattern of neglect by law enforcement and a sense of marginalization among the victims. The filmmakers also point out the ways in which the media coverage of the case, which often focused on the victims' perceived "immorality," may have contributed to the lack of urgency in solving the crimes.

Another case explored in the series is that of the Jennings Eight, a group of women who went missing in the town of Jennings, Louisiana, between 2005 and 2009. The filmmakers interview family members of the victims and investigators who worked on the case, uncovering a web of corruption and cover-ups that hindered the investigation. They also point out the ways in which the racial and economic disparities in the town may have contributed to the lack of resources devoted to solving the crimes.

Overall, The Killing Season is a haunting and thought-provoking exploration of some of the United States' most disturbing unsolved crimes. Zeman and Mills are skilled storytellers, and their interviews with family members of the victims, as well as with law enforcement officials and other experts, bring a human touch to the cases they explore. The show is a must-watch for anyone interested in the true crime genre or in the ways in which society's biases and prejudices can impact the justice system.

The Killing Season is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on November 12, 2016.

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American Nightmare
8. American Nightmare
December 3, 2016
Josh and Rachel hunt for eight missing females on Albuquerque's West Mesa; a self-admitted serial killer gives a lead too tempting to avoid; a break in the Gilgo Beach case reveals corruption.
7. Wasteland
December 3, 2016
Police in Albuquerque, N.M., impede Josh and Rachel's efforts; the filmmakers look for a drifter who left a strange message for a local private detective.
A Killer On The Road
6. A Killer On The Road
November 26, 2016
Josh and Rachel make their way across the country to investigate long haul truckers moonlighting as serial killers and unearth systemic failures of law enforcement that kept the gang at large. Later: the examination takes a turn after a potential killer passes away in West Virginia.
Different Seasons
5. Different Seasons
November 26, 2016
Josh and Rachel probe a junkyard owner and a motorcycle gang on a tip from the child of one of the victims, and uncover a greater horror that spreads across the country.
A Darkness On The Edge Of Town
4. A Darkness On The Edge Of Town
November 19, 2016
Josh and Rachel go back to the motel where the bodies were left to tour the site. Also: they come across a sex worker who believes she came face to face with the Eastbound Strangler and receive an anonymous tip that points them to the outskirts of Atlantic City.
Danse Macabre
3. Danse Macabre
November 19, 2016
Confidential testimony emerges that implicates a regional doctor in the death of a young escort, but leaves many questions unanswered. Also: Josh and Rachel go back to the Oak Beach community to interview a family about the killings and rumors arrise about a connection to a serial murder case in Atlantic City.
The Most Dangerous Game
2. The Most Dangerous Game
November 12, 2016
Investigators discover that two people are responsible for the murders and try to connect them to another string of killers in Long Island. Also: a huge breakthrough comes to light when the former pimp of one of the victims talks.
Whoever Fears Monsters
1. Whoever Fears Monsters
November 12, 2016
In the series opener, the killing of ten sex workers in Gilgo Beach, Long Island are examined.
A&e Presents: The Killing Season First Look
100. A&e Presents: The Killing Season First Look
November 5, 2016
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Where to Watch The Killing Season
The Killing Season is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Killing Season on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, A&E, The Roku Channel Free, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 12, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (63)