Netflix Renews “Crime Scene” Docuseries After Success of “Cecil Hotel” – Coming December

Back in February this year Netflix released the enthralling crime documentary series “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” which looked at the history of the infamous hotel in Downtown Los Angeles and how it was linked to the vanishing of college student Elisa Lam back in 2013. The series, by Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger, was said to ignite ‘a global conversation about issues ranging from mental health to economic decay to the impact of so-called “web sleuths” on investigations.’

At the time we reported that Netflix had planned to run “Crime Scene” as an ongoing series with each season taking a look at a different location. Now, the streamer has announced that they have renewed the show for three more seasons – each tackling a new location with a dark past. What’s more, the next installment is almost here!

In the second installment coming December 29th, “Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer” will examine how the danger and depravity of New York’s Times Square in the late 1970s and early 1980s made it possible for one man to commit — and nearly get away with — unthinkable acts in a nearly-lawless area rife with drugs and sex work. The series is made up of three episodes that will delve into the social and systemic forces that allowed horrific crimes to go unnoticed for too long.

Expect a full trailer in the coming weeks but for now here’s a short teaser:

Times Square photo courtesy of Jen Siegrist from FreeImages

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