How to Watch Confronting a Serial Killer Documentary Online
A popular documentary at SXSW this year, 'Confronting a Serial Killer' premieres Sunday on Starz. Here's how you can watch it streaming online.
The latest serial killer series coming to TV is “Confronting a Serial Killer,” premiering Sunday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.
If you don’t have cable or don’t have Starz, here are some ways you can watch Confronting a Serial Killer streaming online:
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Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch all live and on-demand Starz content on the Prime Starz channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the Starz Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:
Once you’re signed up for the Prime Starz Channel, you can watch Confronting a Serial Killer live or on-demand on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.
AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” Starz is only included in “Premier” or as an add-on to another package, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Firestick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:
Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch Confronting a Serial Killer live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours).
Starz is available as an add-on to FuboTV’s main channel package. Both the main channel bundle and the Starz add-on can be included in your free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Confronting a Serial Killer live or on-demand on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
Starz is available as its own standalone package through Sling TV, meaning you can sign up for Starz whether or not you also sign up for one of Sling TV’s main “Sling Orange” or “Sling Blue” channel bundles. As such, you can get Starz for a total of $9 per month through Sling:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Confronting a Serial Killer live or on-demand on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, Starz is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV. If you’re a new subscriber, you can start a free 30-day trial of regular Hulu plus the Starz add-on:
Once signed up, you can watch Confronting a Serial Killer live or on-demand on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet.
Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
‘Confronting a Serial Killer’ Preview
Five-part docuseries “Confronting a Serial Killer” tells the story of “the unprecedented relationship between acclaimed New York Times best-selling author and memoirist Jillian Lauren (‘Some Girls: My Life in a Harem’) and the most prolific serial killer in American history, Samuel Little, and her race against time to identify his victims before it’s too late (Little recently died in prison at the age of 80, after having avoided justice for his crimes for decades),” according to the Starz press release.
Lauren uncovers Little’s darkest secrets and aids law enforcement in solving a multitude of cold case murders while struggling to reconcile her own history of addiction and abuse with her present-day mission to return the identities of previously nameless bodies and forgotten women. As she slips deeper into his sordid world, Jillian realizes that she may become, psychologically, Little’s last victim.
“Confronting a Serial Killer” shines a light on the devastating impact of racial and gender bias in the criminal justice system against victims from marginalized communities, and is an examination and indictment of the societal indifference and institutional biases that allowed Sam Little, the most prolific serial killer in American history to brutally murder 93 women, evading law enforcement for four decades (an unfathomable scale).
He strategically targeted vulnerable women from the margins of society because he knew they would go uninvestigated — they were women of color, low-income women, women with disabilities, sex workers, women struggling with mental health and addiction issues. The series aims to restore the dignity and identity of Sam’s victims, and provide validation for family members who were also victimized by Sam.
Director and executive producer Joe Berlinger wants fans to know he’s aware of society’s fascination with serial killers and he wanted to tell this story as respectfully as possible.
“Stories about crime in general and serial killers, in particular, have become polarizing. The genre has never been more popular with some and more hated by others. So you may be asking yourself: why make another show about yet another vicious serial killer? That is the very question I asked myself at the start this — and every story — I have chosen to tell. I only want to take on a subject if I can I have an impact on something that needs changing,” said Berlinger in a statement.
He added, “In previous criminal justice film projects, I have focused on individual bad actors to shine a light on specific cases, such as the plight of the wrongfully-convicted West Memphis 3 in Paradise Lost. But the story of serial killer Sam Little made me realize that my previous focus was perhaps too narrow. It is the system itself that needs changing. Sam Little repeatedly slipped through the hands of law enforcement due to prejudice, racism and gender bias. Police, attorneys, judges and jurors failed Little’s victims time and again.”
“Confronting a Serial Killer” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.