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After a decade of terror, the Golden State Killer vanished. One woman refused to let him disappear.


An exploration of the case of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s, committing 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders, and true crime author Michelle McNamara's obsessive quest to find justice on behalf of his victims.

  1. Liz Garbus


Series Cast

  1. Amy Ryan as Michelle McNamara's Words (voice)

    Amy Ryan

    Michelle McNamara's Words (voice)

    7 Episodes

  2. Patton Oswalt as Self - Michelle's Husband

    Patton Oswalt

    Self - Michelle's Husband

    6 Episodes

  3. Michelle McNamara as Self (archive footage)

    Michelle McNamara

    Self (archive footage)

    6 Episodes

  4. Paul Haynes

    Self - Michelle's Researcher, Citizen Detective

    6 Episodes

  5. Larry Crompton

    Self - Ret. Detective, Contra Costa County

    5 Episodes

  6. Melanie Barbeau

    Self - Citizen Detective

    5 Episodes

  7. Paul Holes

    Self - Ret. Chief of Forensics, Contra Costa County

    4 Episodes

  8. Karen Kilgariff as Self - Host, My Favorite Murder Podcast

    Karen Kilgariff

    Self - Host, My Favorite Murder Podcast

    4 Episodes

  9. Billy Jensen as Self - Crime Writer, Citizen Detective

    Billy Jensen

    Self - Crime Writer, Citizen Detective

    3 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2020 • 7 Episodes

Season 1 of I'll Be Gone in the Dark premiered on June 28, 2020.

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(1x7, June 21, 2021) Season Finale

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