The Most Haunting True Crime Docuseries
The best, and most haunting, true crime documentaries on television stay in your mind long past the last episode. As miniseries, true crime docuseries use their longer run time to dive more deeply into the details of the tragic events than a single documentary film can.
Standing out from true crime reality and docu-reality series, the best true crime TV documentary miniseries are limited not just in the number of episodes but scope. These miniseries focus on one incident, one criminal, one newsmaking event. Lorena, The Jinx, and Don't F**k With Cats are all limited series that lay out the facts and details around their subjects. From scams in McMillions to archival interviews with serial killers in Helter Skelter: An American Myth and The Ted Bundy Tapes, there are great true crime docuseries for every true crime fan.
Vote up the true crime documentary miniseries that make the best use of their format.
A boy's murder prompts questions about the system's protection of vulnerable children.
- Premiered: February 26, 2020
- A look into tragedies surrounding the Murdaugh family and the alleged crimes of Alex Murdaugh.
- The story of accomplished journalist Kim Wall, who tragically went missing in 2017.
A twisted criminal's gruesome videos drive a group of online sleuths to launch a risky manhunt.
- Premiered: December 18, 2019
The KeepersGemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber
The secrets, pain and questions that linger decades after the unsolved murder of a nun.
- Premiered: May 19, 2017
A unique look inside the mind of a serial killer crafted from statements made by Ted Bundy.
- Premiered: January 24, 2019