In the morbid world of true crime television, few stories translate into ratings gold as well as the case of JonBenét Ramsey. The 20th anniversary of her death last month generated several different series and specials, trying to solve her murder once and for all.
Now, a new documentary film titled Casting JonBenét has been acquired from Sundance by Netflix. It promises a "sly and stylized exploration of the world’s most sensational child-murder case” while presenting audiences with “a hybrid of fiction and non-fiction filmmaking that examines the macabre legacy of this tiny starlet.” As part of the documentary, the filmmakers interviewed JonBenét’s neighbors about how the tragedy has impacted their lives.
In September, the CBS docu-series The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey re-examined forensic evidence and postulated that JonBenét’s older brother Burke may have accidentally killed her. Burke Ramsey filed a $750 million lawsuit last week against CBS, the show's producers and the experts that appeared in the series. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter; Photo: Courtesy of Sundance]