A new "entertainment" series about the notorious murderer begins on NBC May 28.
In recent years, serial killers have dominated television programming. From Showtime’s Dexter
, to A&E’s Bates Motel
, to prime-time broadcast series like Criminal Minds, Hannibal,
and The Following
, serial murderers and graphic gore have dominated the airwaves. And now, NBC is preparing to move from fictional criminals to glorifying a heinous real-life murderer for the purposes of “entertainment.”
Premiering May 28, 2015, NBC’s new show Aquarius
will feature a pair of detectives investigating missing persons and murder cases which will lead them to the killer: real-life convicted murderer Charles Manson.
As the PTC previously reported
, NBC’s top brass are rapturous in their praise for the series, and apparently see nothing wrong with exploiting the real-life crimes of one of America’s most infamous murderers purely for ratings. One can only wonder what the relatives of Manson’s victims will think of this show.