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The True Crime Docuseries Netflix Fans Can't Stop Binging

While the  true crime genre has maintained its popularity for some time now, that popularity is showing no signs of slowing down even years after its somewhat recent reemergence in the zeitgeist. Netflix established itself as a platform for true crime TV relatively early on in the genre's renaissance with "Making a Murderer" in 2016, which continued to provoke thought among its viewership even after its conclusion.

Since then, true crime documentaries have premiered on the streaming service with regularity. For instance, in February 2021, Netflix released "Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel," a film about a notorious hotel in Los Angeles and a famously unresolved death that occurred there in 2013. As recently as January 2022, "Puppetmaster" — a documentary about a British spy who infiltrated the Irish Republic Army in the mid-90s — became its latest big true crime release.

Now Netflix has a new true crime hit on its hands with the second season of "Catching Killers," which entered into its Top 10 list shortly after its early February premiere.

Catching Killers is a serial killer anthology series

Season 1 of "Catching Killers" premiered in November of 2021, at which point it quickly rose to the sixth spot on Netflix's Top 10 list. Each episode of "Catching Killers" highlights the story of a serial killer, focusing specifically on the criminal investigation that identified them and/or put a stop to their crimes. Episodes in Season 1 documented a few notorious cases, like those of like Aileen Wuornos and a murderer in Seattle known as the Green River Killer.

In full, Season 2 is four episodes long, just like its predecessor. Its first two episodes chronicle the cases of BTK and a serial shooter in Phoenix, Arizona. Then, its last two episodes comprise a two-part account of a mass murderer they call the Toronto Village Killer.

Also like Season 1 before it, "Catching Killers" Season 2 ended up at number six on Netflix's Top 10 list shortly after its addition to the streaming site. Though it may be brief, at four episodes in total, fans of true crime and serial killer stories in particular should find plenty to enjoy in the latest entry into a long and ongoing series of popular crime documentaries on Netflix.