FOXBOROUGH - In 2017, Aaron Hernandez, the former tight end of the New England Patriots who played for the Florida Gators, committed suicide while serving a prison sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd. The murder, which took place in 2012, ended up in a conviction for Hernandez in 2013 and a story that was mired in the tragedies and horrors that come with terrible murder cases ended completely miserably. Not that there was any chance of a happy ending with this, but it was just a horrible event that kept building and building in its negative severity.
That is not the end of the story, however. A new Netflix true-crime series about the life and the murder case of Hernandez, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, is slated to debut on the streaming service in its entirety on January 15. It is expected to be in the mold of documentaries like 2016's O.J.: Made in America, which chronicled the rise and fall of a talented athlete who ended up embroiled in the worst sort of crimes.
The show is aiming to uncover the "why" behind Hernandez's fall to darkness, with investigations into domestic abuse in his childhood and his subsequent involvement in gang violence. To promote the series, debuting just one week from today, Netflix has released a trailer for the series and it is about as harrowing as you would expect.
The trailer can be viewed in its entirety here, thanks to the YouTube upload courtesy of the official Netflix account, as shared by Collider.
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez was produced by the same team behind a previous true-crime documentary series on the streaming service, Making a Murderer. Making a Murderer has become one of the most popular Netflix shows of all-time. The series about Hernandez, on the other hand, is only just building its initial viewership. Among those who helped bring the show to life are Dan Wetzel (Yahoo Sports) and Jon Wertheim (Sports Illustrated). They covered the case as it unfolded in real-time a few years ago. They serve as executive producers.
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