- Film And TV
- 06 Mar 23
Paul Gadd, better known as Gary Glitter, was released from prison earlier this year after serving half of his 16-year jail term.
Netflix is producing a new documentary series called Hunting Gary Glitter (working title) about the global hunt for disgraced 1970s glam-rocker Gary Glitter. The series will be directed by Sam Hobkinson and produced by Cammy Millard and Sanjay Singhal.
The three-part documentary will feature conversations with victims of the former pop star as well as previously unseen photographs and archive footage. It will delve into Glitter's life, his conviction for child sex abuse, and a slew of other sexual offences.
Hunting Gary Glitter will have exclusive access to the journalists who tracked him down around the world for years in order to bring him to justice. With their assistance, authorities were alerted to Glitter's whereabouts in Southeast Asia, resulting in his arrest.
In 1999, Glitter was imprisoned for downloading child sexual abuse imagery. In addition, he was convicted of child sexual abuse in 2006 and several other sexual offences in 2015. He was released on licence after serving half of his sentence on 3 February 2023.
Netflix confirmed that the documentation has been in the works for several months. However, no release date has been announced yet.
The new series is just one of a number of true crime documentaries recently announced by Netflix. Last month, the streamer announced it was in production on a currently untitled series about the life and death of presenter Jill Dando.
That series will blend archives, new research and revelatory interviews to explore Dando’s life, career, legacy, and her death, with the presenter having been shot dead outside her home in west London in 1999. Her murder currently remains unsolved.
Meanwhile, Netflix has also recently released true crime series including Murdaugh Murders, The Texas Killing Fields and Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street.
- Film And TV
- 16 Aug 22