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England's Yorkshire Ripper is the latest serial killer to stalk your Netflix queue

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Just mere days after Peter Sutcliffe, the serial killer also known as the Yorkshire Killer, died in prison after contracting COVID-19, Netflix has shared a trailer for its upcoming docuseries about his crimes. Called The Ripper, it lands on the streamer next month.

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The Yorkshire Ripper, thought by many to be a modern-day Jack The Ripper, killed 13 women in the North of England between 1975 and 1980, prompting a panicked frenzy that wasn’t helped by a police force that mucked things up at every turn. Its mistakes—The Guardian described the investigation as “stunningly mishandled”—appear to be a key part of the docuseries, as does the culture of unrest that sprung up around it.

Watch the trailer below:

The Ripper emerges from the shadows of your queue on December 16.

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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