Epix has announced a new docuseries on Charles Manson and the Manson Family, titled Helter Skelter. The six-part program will delve into the Manson cult's unthinkable acts carried out in California in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
“Helter Skelter set outs to illuminate new perspectives on one of the most legendary crimes of our time," executive producer Lesley Chilcott told Deadline, who broke the story. "The filmmaking team and I are grateful for the collaborations with Berlanti Productions, Rogue Atlas, Warner Horizon and Epix and the opportunity to tell this complete story.”
The Epix docuseries will include never-before-seen interviews with former family members and journalists who were present in the courtroom following the murders of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojtek Frykowski, and Steven Parent. It will also feature new images and archival footage chronicling the history of the Manson Family.
“Working with the brilliant Lesley Chilcott and the talented teams at Berlanti Productions, Rogue Atlas and Warner Horizon Unscripted has been a fantastic journey,” said Michael Wright, President, Epix. “Helter Skelter’s bone-chilling narrative is rooted in one of the most infamous and fascinating crimes of the past several decades, and we’re thrilled that this story is being so expertly told on Epix.”
“Helter Skelter is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about a small-time con artist who spearheaded one of the most unspeakable murder tragedies in history,” added Brooke Karzen, Executive Vice President and Head of Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. “It explores the age-old question: are killers born or are they made?”
Helter Skelter is scheduled to premiere on Epix June 14. For more on the six-part docuseries, visit Deadline.