Binge gets into the true crime space next week with Atlanta’s Missing And Murdered: The Lost Children.
The five-part documentary series offers an unprecedented look at the abduction and murder of at least 30 African-American children and young adults in Atlanta between 1979 and 1981 and the controversy that still surrounds the case.
Atlanta’s Missing And Murdered: The Lost Children tracks the story from the initial disappearance and discovery of two murdered teenage boys to the fear that progressively gripped the city, ultimately building to the indictment and prosecution of 23-year-old Wayne Williams, who was found guilty of murdering two adults while also being linked to the murders of 10 children. Days after Williams was sentenced to two life terms, most of the children’s cases were closed and attributed to Williams, without ever going to trial.
Through never-before-seen footage, interviews and court documents, the series brings new evidence to light while raising new questions related to the racial tensions and political clashes that brought Atlanta to a boiling point during this tragedy. It also points to alternate suspects and details the biases and unexplored leads that may have tainted the original investigation.
Every episode is streaming from November 23 on Binge