Merry Christmas, true crime fans! Among the new shows that ID Network will bring us this December will be Dating Game Killer.
The show will focus on the story of charismatic Rodney Alcala, who appeared on The Dating Game in 1978, and would go on to take a seat in US history as one of America’s most proficient serial killers. Take a look at the sneak peek below. We’ve also included a video of the original appearance of Rodney’s appearance on the The Dating Game as well.
But first, let’s take a both a sneak peek and behind-the-scenes look.
Here’s a tweet that Guillermo Diaz (“Scandal,” “Weeds”) sent out a few days ago and some fan responses.
— guillermo diaz (@guillermodiazyo) November 30, 2017
— Edz Panilong (@Edz1922) November 30, 2017
You guys are simply awesome and very adept at exposing the layers of your character at just the right tiime! Love your work.
— Cold without the Sun (@crw555) December 2, 2017
I can’t wait!!
— Zack ♐️ (@Burn1Central) November 30, 2017
Here’s what Carrie Preston (“The Good Wife,” “True Blood”) has to say.
— Carrie Preston (@carriepreston) December 1, 2017
Can't wait to see it!
— Dawn Holland (@sned1231) December 3, 2017
Neither can we, Dawn. Here’s a sneak peek for you.
— Discovery Inc (@DiscoveryIncTV) October 20, 2017
More from ID Network:
(Silver Spring, Md.) — It’s movies and mayhem this December on Investigation Discovery, starting with the premiere of DATING GAME KILLER on Sunday, December 3 from 8-10pm ET. Guillermo Diaz (“Scandal,” “Weeds”) stars in the role of, perhaps, America’s most prolific serial killer, Rodney Alcala, alongside Emmy® winner Carrie Preston (“The Good Wife,” “True Blood”) as Carol Jensen, a mother who tirelessly seeks justice for her murdered daughter.
First, Guillermo Diaz transforms into the disturbing role of Rodney Alcala, a man with a near-genius IQ whose charm and smooth talking ability landed him an appearance as a contestant in 1978 on the popular television show, “The Dating Game” – and, subsequently, a place in history as one of America’s most prolific serial killers. Alcala preyed on young attractive women, luring them by claiming he was a professional photographer who wanted to enter their photos in a contest.
While the precise victim count remains unknown, Alcala is thought to have killed as many as 130 women and children before he was finally captured in 1980. Chronicling the depth of lives impacted by murder, DATING GAME KILLER charts Alcala’s reign of terror while following the gut-wrenching journey of Preston’s Carol Jensen, a mother forever and tragically impacted by the collateral damage of Alcala’s evil.
Audiences also follow Det. Jim Hamill (Robert Knepper, “Prison Break”) and his partner Greg Ryan (Matt Barr, “Hatfields & McCoys”) on their relentless mission to put Alcala behind bars, and the plight of Alcala’s mother Anna (Alma Martinez, “The Bridge”) as she comes to the realization that her own son may be a mass murderer. From Thinkfactory Media, DATING GAME KILLER will premiere on Sunday, December 3 from 8-10pm ET on Investigation Discovery, immediately followed by a premiere of THE TRUE STORY OF THE DATING GAME KILLER (wt) at 10/9c.
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