Aaron Hernandez was an on-the-rise NFL star when the New England Patriots tight end was convicted of murder, ultimately taking his own life in his jail cell in 2017 while serving a life sentence.
Hernandez’s headline-making case will be examined in a new true-crime docu-series to stream on Netflix, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.
Directed by Geno McDermott and produced by Terry Leonard; as a gifted young football athlete from Bristol, Connecticut, Aaron Hernandez had capitalized rapidly on his promise, playing for a top tier college program before being drafted into the National Football League at the age of 20. But in 2013, fresh off of a newly inked five-year, $40 million contract with the New England Patriots, Hernandez would become a household name for the most infamous murder case involving an American athlete since OJ Simpson. Hernandez’s trials for the brutal killing of Odin Lloyd and two Boston-area men yielded a Pandora’s box of secrets: a tumultuous and often abusive upbringing, a growing fascination with gang life, and other discoveries that painted a maelstrom of motivations behind his violent behavior. A three-part documentary series featuring exclusive courtroom footage, Hernandez’s phone calls from prison, and interviews with those who knew Hernandez and Lloyd, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez meticulously examines the perfect storm of factors leading to the trial, conviction, and death of an athlete who seemingly had it all.
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez debuts on January 15th.
Check out the trailer below.
Killer Inside: The mind of Aaron Hernandez. From the studio that brought you Making a Murderer and Evil Genius, witness the rise and fall of the infamous athlete Aaron Hernandez. How can someone who had everything throw it all away? January 15, only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/tak2JAwXj5
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 19, 2019