New True-Crime Doc from Dick Wolf for A&E


A&E Network is set to debut executive producer Dick Wolf’s BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer, examining the horrific crimes and psyche of Dennis Rader, in January.

Produced by Wolf Entertainment and Good Caper Content, the documentary provides unprecedented access to Rader, who is currently serving ten consecutive life sentences, and forensic psychologist Dr. Katherine Ramsland, who has been working with Rader for over a decade.

BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer sheds light on Rader’s double life as an upstanding American citizen and a heartless killer and will provide insight on how to better identify and potentially deter extreme violent offenders in the future.

Wolf and Tom Thayer serve as executive producers for Wolf Entertainment, alongside Jordana Hochman, Alison Dammann and Cynthia Childs for Good Caper Content; Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson for A&E Network; and Ramsland.

The documentary will premiere with a two-night event on January 8 and 9 on A&E. It will also be available to stream on the A&E app and website.

Wolf said: “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.”