A&E Network announces new documentary event examining the horrific crimes and psyche of notorious serial killer Dennis Rader in “BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer.” From Wolf Entertainment and Good Caper Content, this gripping documentary provides unprecedented access into the mind of Rader who is currently serving 10 consecutive life sentences in El Dorado Correctional Facility. Dr. Katherine Ramsland, whose correspondence with Rader has spanned a decade and is still on-going, shares the intimate details of Rader’s past and his gruesome murders while providing insight to arm criminologists and law enforcement on how to better identify and potentially deter extreme violent offenders in the future. The definitive documentary “BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer” premieres Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9 at 9pm ET/PT on A&E.

The two-night event sheds new light on Rader’s double life as both an upstanding citizen and a heartless killer. Dr. Ramsland, the renowned professor of forensic psychology and author, leads the examination of his transformation from an American boy to an American monster who wreaked havoc in Wichita, Kansas and went uncaptured for thirty years. With exclusive phone conversations with Rader himself, eye-opening new archival, comprehensive interviews, and access to Rader’s drawings and coded diaries all paired with Dr. Ramsland’s expertise, viewers get to know the man behind the moniker, the truth behind the headlines and a glimpse at the secrets Rader is still holding onto.

“Through her deep and extraordinary work mapping some of the darkest corners of the human psyche, Dr. Ramsland has performed an invaluable service to law enforcement and the country at large. Her insights become tools with which we can identify other monsters like BTK earlier in their evolution, and I am pleased to further Dr. Ramsland’s mission through this important and gripping new series” said Dick Wolf.

Dr. Ramsland has worked with Dennis Rader for over a decade forging a rapport in an effort to meticulously detail Rader’s progression from quintessential family man to The BTK Killer.

Dr. Ramsland teaches at DeSales University, where she is an assistant provost, and has published almost 70 books, including Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, The BTK Killer that was released in 2016. The audiobook edition from Blackstone Publishing is on pre-sale now on Audible and Amazon and will release on January 11, 2022.

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“BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer” will be available on demand and to stream on the A&E app and aetv.com.

“BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer” is produced for A&E Network by Wolf Entertainment and ITV America’s Good Caper Content. Dick Wolf and Tom Thayer serve as executive producers for Wolf Entertainment and Jordana Hochman, Alison Dammann and Cynthia Childs serve as executive producers for Good Caper Content. Dr. Katherine Ramsland also serves as an executive producer. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson serve as executive producers for A&E Network. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer.”

About A&E Network

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About Wolf Entertainment

Wolf Entertainment, headed by multiple Emmy winning television producer Dick Wolf, produces content for all platforms. The company, in conjunction with Universal Television, produces NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” which in its 23rd season is the longest-running primetime scripted series on television; “Law & Order: Organized Crime” (S2); the original “Law & Order” returning for its 21st season in February 2022; “Chicago Fire,” (S10); “Chicago PD” (S9); “Chicago Med” (S7); CBS’ “FBI”(S4), “FBI Most Wanted (S3) and the new “FBI: International.” Wolf’s first streaming series “On Call” for IMDb TV is slated for the new year. Wolf’s non-fiction series in addition to “Nightwatch” include “Cold Justice,” “Criminal Confessions” and “Murder for Hire.” NBC has also ordered “LA Fire and Rescue.” Wolf’s first podcast “Hunted” premiered in November 2019. The company also produced the Oscar-winning documentary “Twin Towers” and the Grammy-winning documentary about the Doors “When You’re Strange” as well as the Emmy-winning HBO film “Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee.” Wolf is also creator and executive producer of the Emmy-winning drama series “Law & Order” which ran for 20 seasons on NBC and will be returning for Season 21 in 2022, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” which ran for 11 seasons on NBC and USA Network, among other network series.

About Good Caper Content

Good Caper Content, an ITV America company, develops and produces an array of projects for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, and is devoted entirely to crime and investigative programming. In addition to BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer (A&E), recent and current Good Caper series and specials include True Life: Crime (MTV), Taken at Birth (TLC) and Killing Fields (Discovery), as well as upcoming series Fruitcake Fraud (discovery+), and Final Moments, produced in partnership with Dick Wolf, and New York Homicide (both for Oxygen). Good Caper also has projects in development with networks and platforms including CBS, Netflix, NatGeo and many more.

About Blackstone Publishing

Founded in 1987, Blackstone Publishing is an independent, privately owned company headquartered in Ashland, Oregon. Offering a growing catalog of over 13,000 titles in print, e-book, and audiobook formats, the authors we publish are as varied as the books themselves, including works by Gabriel García Márquez, Ayn Rand, Ian Fleming, Karin Slaughter, Don Winslow, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and many more. Blackstone is home to a vibrant and eclectic community of storytellers and story lovers, providing superior content and offering hundreds of new titles each month.