Directed by Jared Hess and Tyler Measom, Murder Among the Mormons is a three-episode docuseries that arrived on the streaming platform on March 3, 2021.
The documentary series tells the story of a man named Mark Hofmann, a notorious forger who falsified documents related to the Latter Day Saint movement. In an attempt to cover up his crimes and escape looming financial ruin, Hofmann began constructing bombs. His actions ultimately lead to the deaths of two people.
Hofmann was arrested and charged for his crimes in January 1986. He was sentenced to life in prison, a penalty that’s being carried out at the Central Utah Correctional Facility.
What is Murder Among the Mormons?
Joe Berlinger, the mind behind Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, served as an executive producer for Murder Among the Mormons. Berlinger is one busy dude; another project of his called Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, which explored the death of Elisa Lam, came to Netflix last month.
The series is a collaboration between Netflix and BBC Studios. Murder Among the Mormons is currently No.2 on the streaming platform’s Top 10 Most-Watched List.
I haven’t had time to watch this docuseries yet, but I’m looking forward to learning more about the Latter Day Saint movement and the situation overall.
For a closer look at Murder Among the Mormons, you can check out the trailer below.
Will you be watching the new Netflix original series?