A&E DELVES INTO THE PSYCHE OF DENNIS RADER IN “BTK: CONFESSION OF A SERIAL KILLER” FEATURING NEW NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD CONVERSATIONS WITH RADER HIMSELF FROM INSIDE A KANSAS MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON
AMONG OTHER BOMBSHELL CONFESSIONS, THE BTK KILLER REVEALS HE HAD A LIST OF AN ADDITIONAL 45 POTENTIAL VICTIMS THAT WERE “CLOSE TO MEETING THE HANDS OF DEATH”
FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DICK WOLF, THE TWO-NIGHT EVENT AIRS SATURDAY, JANUARY 8 AND SUNDAY JANUARY 9 AT 9PM ET/PT
New York, NY – December 2, 2021 – A&E Network announces new documentary event examining the horrific crimes and psyche of notorious serial killer Dennis Rader in “BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer.” From Wolf Entertainment and Good Caper Content, this gripping documentary provides unprecedented access into the mind of Rader who is currently serving 10 consecutive life sentences in El Dorado Correctional Facility. Dr. Katherine Ramsland, whose correspondence with Rader has spanned a decade and is still on-going, shares the intimate details of Rader’s past and his gruesome murders while providing insight to arm criminologists and law enforcement on how to better identify and potentially deter extreme violent offenders in the future. The definitive documentary “BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer” premieres Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9 at 9pm ET/PT on A&E.
The two-night event sheds new light on Rader’s double life as both an upstanding citizen and a heartless killer. The renowned professor of forensic psychology and author leads the examination of his transformation from an American boy to an American monster who wreaked havoc in Wichita, Kansas and went uncaptured for thirty years. With exclusive phone conversations with Rader himself, eye-opening new archival, comprehensive interviews, and access to Rader’s drawings and coded diaries all paired with Dr. Ramsland’s expertise, viewers get to know the man behind the moniker, the truth behind the headlines and a glimpse at the secrets Rader is still holding onto.
“Through her deep and extraordinary work mapping some of the darkest corners of the human psyche, Dr. Ramsland has performed an invaluable service to law enforcement and the country at large. Her insights become tools with which we can identify other monsters like BTK earlier in their evolution, and I am pleased to further Dr. Ramsland’s mission through this important and gripping new series” said Dick Wolf.
Dr. Ramsland has worked with Dennis Rader for over a decade forging a rapport in an effort to meticulously detail Rader’s progression from quintessential family man to The BTK Killer.
Dr. Ramsland teaches at DeSales University, where she is an assistant provost, and has published almost 70 books, including Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, The BTK Killer that was released in 2016. The audiobook edition from Blackstone Publishing is on pre-sale now on Audible and Amazon and will release on January 11, 2022.
“BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer” will be available on demand and to stream on the A&E app and aetv.com.
“BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer” is produced for A&E Network by Wolf Entertainment and ITV America’s Good Caper Content. Dick Wolf and Tom Thayer serve as executive producers for Wolf Entertainment and Jordana Hochman, Alison Dammann and Cynthia Childs serve as executive producers for Good Caper Content. Dr. Katherine Ramsland also serves as an executive producer. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson serve as executive producers for A&E Network. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer.”