“Think Factory’s creative vision and our stellar cast will bring to life the cat and mouse story of how Alcala evaded the justice system for years and, as such, this is a frightening but true cautionary tale of how we must increasingly be ever vigilant of the evil that lurks, today, in our society.” Added Greif: "It’s a real privilege to be working with the team at ID on their first scripted project.
They have collaborated with us to gather a top-tier director and cast; allowing us to bring a real depth and sophistication to these characters and this story.
While the exact victim count remains unknown, Alcala is suspected to have killed as many as 130 women and children before he was finally captured in 1980.
At least one estimate hypothesizes that he has killed as many as 130 people.
Alcala’s parents were Raoul Alcala Buquor and Anna Maria Gutierrez. A military psychiatrist diagnosed him as having antisocial personality disorder, and Alcala was given a medical discharge.
Alcala was extradited back to California, but Tali Shapiro’s family decided that putting her on the stand would only cause the child more trauma.
Ultimately, Alcala was only charged for assault and spent as little as 34 months behind prison walls.
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist and serial killer sometimes called “The Dating Game Killer.” He was born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor in San Antonio, Texas, in 1943.
While he was convicted of murdering five people during the late 70s in 2010, some homicide investigators believe that has killed many more.
In 1968, Alcala committed his first known crime, when he lured an eight-year-old girl into his Hollywood apartment – and then raped and beat her with a steel bar.
Alcala fled the state and rolled in the NYU film school under the alias of “John Berger.” In 1971, the FBI added Alcala to its “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list.
Alcala is a harrowing figure and we are confident the ID audience will be fully engaged with Alcala's story and those of the investigators and mother of one of the victims who helped finally bring Alcala to justice." Known for revival.