True Crime Series About The Yorkshire Ripper Is Reportedly Coming To Netflix
A new documentary exploring the crimes of 'Yorkshire ripper' Peter Sutcliffe is rumoured to be coming to Netflix.
Almost 40 years after the serial killer was jailed for life, the new show will reportedly focus on his 13 murders through talking to their family members.
Producers will allegedly talk to survivors and explore crimes that Sutcliffe is thought to have committed, but was never convicted for.
The documentary follows a surge in true crime shows by the streaming giant, including The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann, which followed the high-profile, unsolved missing persons case from 2007.
A source told The Daily Mirror: "This will be a huge programme for Netflix and is likely to follow the same format as the Madeleine programme.
"It will focus on victims and the terrible impact of his attacks. It will also examine the dreadful police blunders around the case. Crucially, it will try to throw up fresh clues about crimes Sutcliffe has never been convicted of.
"That would help make it a smash hit both in the UK - and other countries like America and Australia where he is a notorious name."
A relative of one victim told the paper: "They are speaking to a lot of people and going back over everything, treating it very seriously and also like a new investigation into him."
In 1981, Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others in his home town of Yorkshire.
Most of his victims were prostitutes, but some included women walking home and women he offered to give lifts to.
After several attacks, the first victim to lose their life by Sutcliffe was Wilma McCann in 1975 after being hit with a hammer and stabbed multiple times. There was an extensive inquiry into the mother-of-four's death, involving 150 police officers and 11,000 interviews, but no culprit was found until Sutcliffe admitted to his crimes in 1981.
The three-part BBC Four series, The Yorkshire Ripper Files: A Very British Crime Story, also explored the crimes of the killer in March this year.
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