Amazon Prime's 5-part documentary series will show "Bundy's crimes from a female perspective" and explore his "pathological hatred of women".
Almost 30 years after Ted Bundy's execution, his longtime girlfriend and her daughter are going to open up about a man many consider to be America's most notorious serial killer.
Elizabeth Kendall and her daughter Molly have avoided the media spotlight for over 40 years but now they will feature in a five-part documentary series for Amazon Prime — Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer, according to a report by Mirror. Ted Bundy is known to have raped and murdered at least 30 women and girls in the 1970s, executing many of them when he was in a relationship with Elizabeth Kendall.
"Bundy's crimes from a female perspective — uncovering the disturbing and profound way in which Bundy's pathological hatred of women collided with the culture wars and feminist movement of the 1970s, culminating in what is perhaps the most infamous true-crime saga of our time," a statement released by Amazon Prime read.
Ted Bundy has captured the imagination of the American public after his crimes came to light and it has been the subject of many movies and documentaries since.
The Amazon Prime show, directed by journalist Trish Wood will look to primarily explore the serial killer's relationship with his girlfriend and her daughter. The series will also draw from Elizabeth Kendall's book — The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy and is expected to be released in 2020.
Elizabeth Kendall met with Ted Bundy in Seattle in 1969 and immediately hit it off. Elizabeth was a recently divorced single mother when she met the serial killer.
"The chemistry between us was incredible. I was already planning the wedding and naming the kids. He was telling me that he missed having a kitchen because he loved to cook. Perfect. My Prince," wrote Elizabeth in her memoir.
some dude proposed to his girlfriend in front of ted bundy’s car. please pass this along. pic.twitter.com/U0M7xbYzkH— Alannah Pedde (@ampedde) October 15, 2019
As the relationship progressed, she started to notice disturbing behavior including finding women's underwear and plaster of paris in his desk drawer. "If you ever tell anyone this I'll break your effing head," said Bundy after she confronted him about it. As Bundy went about his murders, cops alerted the public that it was a man named Ted with a cast in his hand, in a Volkswagen Beetle.
Elizabeth Kendall realized it matched the profile of her boyfriend and alerted the Seattle cops but only for them to brush aside her tip. He was finally arrested for the attempted kidnap of Carol DaRonch in 1976.
Me on public transportation listening to Ted Bundy’s confession tapes pretending I’m a normal person: pic.twitter.com/awXRXegflD— britani (@bcarriveau14) October 17, 2019
Bundy convinced her he was innocent and they kept in touch even when he was in jail, through passionate love letters. Bundy was finally convicted and even told his girlfriend that he had tried to murder her by letting smoke fill her room. Luckily, she woke up from a coughing fit and survived.
Amazon Prime's documentary series will feature in-depth interviews with Elizabeth and her daughter Molly. "After nearly 40 years of silence, Elizabeth Kendall and her daughter Molly share their experiences with unsettling new details about Bundy, the pull he had on women and an abundant archive of never-before-seen family photos," read the statement released by streaming service.
Prime's announcement comes on the back on Netflix delivering two shows on Ted Bundy — Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile and Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.
Who's up for another series on Ted Bundy?