The demented mind of Ted Bundy will be even further explored in an all new docuseries about the infamous murderer, focusing primarily on the relationship he had with his long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall. Beginning in 1969, Kendall dated the charming serial killer for many years, with Bundy even helping to raise her young daughter, Molly, at the time. Of course, the romance came to a heartbreaking end when Kendall's suspicions about Bundy's true nature turned out to be accurate. Now, after going nearly 40 years without speaking publicly about the relationship, Kendall and her daughter are breaking their silence for the five-part docuseries Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer, which is set to stream on Amazon Prime in 2020.
Previously, Kendall had written a book detailing her relationship with Ted Bundy. Called The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy, the book was first released back in 1981, when Bundy was sitting on Death Row awaiting his execution for the heinous crimes he had committed. In the years since, Kendall has remained mum on the subject, as it seems to be a sore topic which likely conjures up plenty of painful memories. For the new Amazon docuseries, Kendall sheds even more light on the doomed relationship with some additional details on what life was like with the murderous madman, also sharing never-before-seen photos of their time together. Several other Bundy survivors will be taking part in the series as well, with some sharing their tales for the very first time.
Along with other notorious murderers like John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer, Bundy is one of the most infamous serial killers of all time. Across multiple states during the 1970's, Bundy kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and murdered many young women. By the time he was on Death Row, he had confessed to killing about 30 women, although authorities suspected the real number was likely much higher. What makes Bundy particularly scary was his deceiving good looks along his penchant for escaping from custody to resume his killing spree. Following a death sentence, Bundy was put to death by the state of Florida in 1989 with large crowd cheering on from outside of the prison. Three decades later, the serial killer remains one of modern history's most notoriously despised criminals.
This year, Bundy's story saw a bit of a resurgence, thanks in part to the exploration of his crimes in various projects. High School Musical star Zac Efron famously played the murderer in the movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which earned the actor critical acclaim after it debuted on Netflix back in May. The streaming service was also host to the docuseries Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, which pieced together tapes recorded from Bundy's interviews with journalists while on Death Row. While none of these documentaries can ever make us fully understand what goes on in the mind of a serial killer, the insight they provide does give us a little peek.
Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer will begin streaming on Amazon Prime in 2020, but an exact release date has not yet been revealed. For true crime enthusiasts fascinated with Bundy's story, it's obviously going to be a must-watch series. This news comes to us from Deadline.