Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer

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Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer
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Promotional poster
Directed byJoe Berlinger
StarringCharlie Meany
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3
Executive producers
  • Jen Isaacson
  • Leslie Mattingly
CinematographyJeff Hutchens
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseDecember 29, 2021 (2021-12-29)

Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer is a 2021 American limited docu-series made for Netflix and directed by Joe Berlinger.[1] It is the second installment in the Crime Scene documentary series, following Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.[2] Its story focuses on the series of 1970s-1980s murders that were carried out by American serial killer Richard Cottingham, also known as the Times Square Killer and the Torso Killer.[3][4] The series was released on December 29, 2021.[5]


No.TitleOriginal release date
1"Murder on 42nd St."December 29, 2021 (2021-12-29)
2"The Perfect Hunting Ground"December 29, 2021 (2021-12-29)
3"End of an Era"December 29, 2021 (2021-12-29)


  1. ^ "Watch Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer | Netflix Official Site". Retrieved 2021-12-27.
  2. ^ "Netflix's 'Crime Scene' Season 2 Explores A String Of Disturbing Times Square Murders". Bustle. Retrieved 2021-12-27.
  3. ^ White, Peter (2021-11-12). "Joe Berlinger's 'Crime Scene' Anthology Doc Series Handed Three Season Renewal By Netflix, Sets Times Square Killer Project". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-12-27.
  4. ^ Kreps, Daniel (2021-12-15). "Netflix Series Shows the Dark Side of 1970s New York in the Hunt for the Times Square Killer". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2021-12-27.
  5. ^ Gulla, Emily (2021-11-18). "Netflix is releasing a true crime documentary about the Times Square killer: Here's everything to know". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 2021-12-27.

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