The Jinx is the show that started your true crime obsession. Now it's back with a new twist.

Almost 10 years in the making, the seminal true crime series The Jinx is back for a second season later this month.

ICYMI, HBO documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, from director Andrew Jarecki, aired in 2015. The series reexamined the case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who has been accused of killing three people, with the series featuring candid interviews with Durst.

And it was in these interviews that Durst accidentally showed his hand. 

In a moment destined for the true crime history books, Durst was overheard in the finale seemingly confessing to his crimes in a hot mic moment.

"What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course," Durst whispered to himself in the bathroom.

Durst has been accused of murdering his first wife, Kathleen McCormack, longtime friend Susan Berman and his neighbour, Morris Black.

Watch the trailer for The Jinx: Part Two. Post continues after video.

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The Jinx wasn't merely a sensational piece of television — the docuseries kick-started the true crime phenomenon in many ways. While in 2024, it might seem like true crime shows and documentaries are the norm, it was the popularity of documentaries like The Jinx and Netflix's Making A Murderer, paired with the release of the Serial podcast phenomenon the year before, that were the catalyst for the true crime content boom that still dominates to this day.

And these three pieces of true crime excellence weren't just entertainment for the masses — each of the investigations had a real-life impact.

In the case of The Jinx, the night before the show's finale aired, Durst was arrested in New Orleans for the murder of Berman, with the arrest made possible due to evidence The Jinx's filmmakers gathered and shared with authorities.


In 2021, Durst was convicted of Berman's murder and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. That same year, Durst was also charged with the murder of his wife — however he died in 2022 before standing trial.

Off the back of the developments in recent years, new episodes of The Jinx are wildly anticipated — and for true crime fans, this is basically Christmas in April. Happy holidays!

What is season two of The Jinx about? 

The Jinx: Part Two is set to pick up straight after the original series left off in 2015. At first, the filmmakers were still in contact with Durst as the series was released.

"As The Jinx aired, Bob and I spoke after every episode," journalist Charles Bagli says in the trailer. "He was very nervous, and I thought to myself, 'He’s gonna run.'"

Bagli and district attorney John Lewin said they expected that he "was gonna flee the country, never to return", but then the real estate heir was suddenly arrested. The new series chronicles the next eight years of the investigation, including Durst's arrest and eventual conviction, and showing the circle of friends who continued to support Durst even in jail.

"Turns out, when you have a whole lot of money, people are willing to do things for you because they think some of that money might go their way," Lewin said in the trailer.

The episodes will feature new evidence, first-time interviews with Durst's defence team, jury members and associates, phone calls between Durst and his friends, family and lawyers, along with footage from Durst's interrogation room.

In the trailer, the late Durst is heard joking that he is "getting his own 15 minutes [of fame], and it is gargantuan".

The Jinx: Part Two premieres on Binge with the first episode airing on April 22.

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