Netflix Announces Aaron Hernandez Three-Part Documentary Series

The Rise of a Sports Hero, the Fall of a Murderer

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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.

 

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