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‘The Jinx’ Season 2 Will Uncover Eight Extra Years of Robert Durst Investigation

HBO’s 2015 docuseries The Jinx, which ended with an obvious shock confession from Robert Durst about his potential position within the murders of three folks, is getting a second season. The six-episode continuation from filmmaker Andrew Jarecki is at present in manufacturing and can debut in 2024, HBO introduced on Thursday.

The conclusion of the unique sequence, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, hinged on the recent mic second heard ’around the world, wherein Durst might be heard saying the phrases, “Killed all of them, in fact.” Within the interval main as much as his assertion, Durst, a scion of New York’s billionaire actual property household, had sat for interviews with Jarecki, the filmmaker behind 2010’s All Good Issues, a fictional telling of Durst’s story starring Ryan Gosling. Jarecki drilled Durst in regards to the decades-long suspicions that he had performed a task within the unsolved disappearances or deaths of his first spouse, Kathleen McCormack, neighbor Morris Black, and Susan Berman, a good friend who was discovered lifeless in 2000.

Hours earlier than the Jinx’s finale, Durst was arrested in New Orleans and later formally charged with first-degree homicide in Los Angeles for Berman’s dying. In response to HBO, “the filmmakers continued their investigation for the subsequent eight years, uncovering hidden materials, Durst’s jail calls, and interviews with individuals who had by no means earlier than come ahead” that might be proven in season two.

The Jinx, which was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards, and gained two, together with for excellent documentary or nonfiction sequence, performed a task in Durst’s homicide trial. He instructed jurors that he got here to remorse his involvement within the sequence, calling it a “very, very, very large mistake.” Durst denied killing his spouse and Berman, although he stated he would lie if he did commit the murders.

In September 2021, Durst was convicted of killing Berman and later sentenced to life in jail with out parole. Then in November, he was indicted by a New York grand jury for second-degree homicide in his first spouse’s dying after Los Angeles prosecutors argued Durst killed Berman to halt her from telling police she helped cowl up McCormack’s homicide. Durst had been acquitted in his 2003 trial for the homicide and dismemberment of Black. Regardless of confessing to chopping up the person’s physique, Durst’s legal professionals argued that the taking pictures was completed in self-defense as they each struggled for the gun. Durst died in January 2022 at age 78 in a hospital outdoors the California jail the place he was serving a life sentence.