Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer release date on Netflix, trailer and latest news

The Netflix docuseries is returning with a new season examining the infamous Times Square killings of the '70s and '80s.

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Netflix has added another true-crime documentary to its library, this time looking at the crimes of the Times Square Killer, Richard Cottingham.

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Cottingham murdered at least 11 people in New York and New Jersey over 13 years, but has claimed to be responsible for up to 100 murders.

Created by American filmmaker Joe Berlinger, Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer focuses on “the danger and depravity of NYC’s Times Square in the ’70s and ’80s – a place that made it possible for one man to commit unthinkable acts”.

As the three-part series arrives on Netflix, here’s everything you need to know.

Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer release date

The new series arrived on Netflix on Wednesday 29th December.

The Times Square Killer is the follow-up series to The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, the four-part docuseries which arrived on Netflix back in February.

Earlier this month, Netflix renewed the true crime docuseries for three additional seasons, which will include a series on American financier and convicted Ponzi scheme criminal Bernie Madoff.

What is Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer about?

The second season from Netflix’s Crime Scene looks at the Times Square murders committed by serial killer Richard Cottingham between 1967 and 1980.

According to Netflix, the series looks at “the danger and depravity of NYC’s Times Square in the ’70s and ’80s – a place that made it possible for one man to commit unthinkable acts”.

Cottingham, who was nicknamed the Times Square Torso Ripper, officially murdered 11 people over the course of 13 years across the New York and New Jersey area but claims to have committed between 85 and 100 murders.

Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer trailer

While Netflix is yet to release a full-length trailer for the true crime series, the streamer has shared a short teaser on Twitter teasing the documentary.

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