Dating Game Killer, The. Investigation Discovery Chronicles Serial Killer Case
Dating Game Killer is in production. The direct to television movie is produced for American television network; Investigation Discovery. This upcoming Thriller is the latest endeavor from Thinkfactory Media.
Veteran filmmaker Peter Medak will serve as director for Dating Game Killer, The. Medak offers extensive television and film experience within the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Thriller genres. Darrell Fetty and Leslie Greif collaborated on writing the script. Provided in the press release is an overview. The summary reads as follows;
Rodney Alcala, a man with a near-genius IQ, whose charm and smooth talking ability landed him an appearance on the television show “The Dating Game” in 1978 – and, subsequently, a place in history as one of America’s most prolific serial killers. Alcala preyed on young attractive women, luring them by telling them he was a professional photographer who wanted to enter their photos in a contest. While the precise victim count remains unknown, Alcala is suspected to have killed as many as 130 women and children before he was finally captured in 1980.
The film will take the viewer into different perspectives surrounding this document tragic event. Unfolding scenes will find Carol Jensen seeks justice for her murdered daughter. The role is portrayed by actress Carrie Preston. Another point of view is taken from the case investigators, Det. Jim Hamill and his partner Greg Ryan. Actors Robert Knepper and Matt Barr portray these noted roles. Alma Martinez portrays serial killer Rodney Alcala’s mother, Anna.
The antagonist, Rodney Alcala is played by Guillermo Diaz.
Stay tuned to DecayMag for more information as it develops.
“ID has become the premier destination for consistent, high-quality, true-crime content, and we’re excited to extend our storytelling with DATING GAME KILLER, our first scripted movie….”
“Thinkfactory’s creative vision and our stellar cast will bring to life the cat and mouse story of how Alcala evaded the justice system for years and, as such, this is a frightening but true cautionary tale of how we must increasingly be ever vigilant of the evil that lurks, today, in our society.”
Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery,American Heroes Channel, Destination America.
“It’s a real privilege to be working with the team at ID on their first scripted project….”
“They have collaborated with us to gather a top-tier director and cast; allowing us to bring a real depth and sophistication to these characters and this story. Alcala is a harrowing figure and we are confident the ID audience will be fully engaged with Alcala’s story and those of the investigators and mother of one of the victims who helped finally bring Alcala to justice.”
Leslie Greif, Founder and CEO of Thinkfactory Media and Executive Producer Dating Game Killer, The.