The next chapter of “The Jinx” is headed to HBO.
The network announced on Thursday that “The Jinx – Part Two” will air on HBO and stream on Max in 2024. The six-episode sequel to the hit 2015 miniseries, which investigated the crimes of Robert Durst, is currently in production from Andrew Jarecki.
The original series ended with Durst’s shocking hot mic admission, “Killed them all, of course,” after the filmmakers uncovered evidence of his crimes. Durst was later arrested in a New Orleans hotel lobby. Since then, the team behind “The Jinx” have continued their investigation and found more hidden material, Durst’s prison calls and new interviews.
The son of wealthy New York real estate magnate Seymour Durst, Robert Durst was convicted for the 2000 first degree murder of journalist and screenwriter Susan Berman and was sentenced to life in prison. The Westchester County, N.Y. District Attorney’s office was also considering charges against Durst in the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst.
Durst died as a prisoner at San Joaquin General Hospital in January 2022 after contracting COVID in the fall of 2020.
“The Jinx” was nominated for six Emmy awards and won two, for outstanding documentary or nonfiction series and outstanding picture editing for nonfiction programming.
Presented by HBO Documentary Films, “The Jinx – Part Two” is A Hit the Ground Running Production. Jarecki directs and executive produces alongside Zac Stuart-Pontier and Kyle Martin. Producers include Charlotte Kaufman and Sam Neave, while Richard Hankin and Susan Lazarus co-produce. Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller and Sara Rodriguez executive produce for HBO.