Netflix Documentary Series – The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea



Directed by: John Choi and Rob Sixsmith

● Showrunner: Rob Sixsmith

● Producer: Eunice Yoo-Jung Kang, Jessica Lee Chu En and Keith Keunhyung Park

● Synopsis: Serial killer Yoo Young-chul murdered at least 20 people from 2003 to 2004 across the capital of South Korea, specifically targeting female sex workers and wealthy elderly people. The detectives and the criminal profiler who worked on the case recollect the disturbing brushes they had with Yoo throughout the years.


Series Documents the Crimes Committed by Heinous Serial Killer Yoo Young-chul

Coming October 22nd


Serial Killer Yoo Young-chul Shocked Korean Society in 2004; New Series Shares The Stories of the Victims’ Families, Police, Profilers, Lawyers, and Prosecutors Involved in the Case


Serial Killer Yoo Young-chul Shocked Korean Society in 2004; New Series Shares The Stories of the Victims’ Families, Police, Profilers, Lawyers, and Prosecutors Involved in the Case


Netflix documentary series The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea traces the steps of Yoo Young-chul, a notorious serial killer who came to light as a psychopath to the Korean public in 2004. The series is produced by award-winning Asian production company Beach House Pictures, a Blue Ant Studios company, and will premiere exclusively on Netflix on October 22, 2021.


From 2003 to 2004, in a span of less than a year, Yoo Young-chul killed a total of 20 people in various parts of Seoul, targeting victims including wealthy elderly people, masseuses, and young women. The large number of brutal murders he committed, cruel methods of killing he used, and grotesque dismemberment of bodies were horrific and unprecedented. The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea documents the crimes of Yoo Young-chul and their enormous impact. The series will examine these events as they have never been told before, through archival footage and numerous interviews with the people directly involved with the case, telling this story through the voices of the people who were there.


Featuring powerful recollections from the victims’ family members, the officer in charge of the case at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, detectives, investigators, prosecutors and lawyers, as well as Kwon Il-yong, Korea’s groundbreaking first profiler who interacted directly with Yoo Young-chul, and other profilers including Lee Soo-jung and Bae Sang-hoon, the

documentary pieces together these stories to present an in-depth examination of Yoo Young-chul’s case and those who worked to bring him to justice.


The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea reframes the narrative around this infamous serial killer, telling this story through the voices of the people whose lives were forever impacted by these crimes. The 3-part series will be directed by John Choi and Beach House Pictures Head of Factual Rob Sixmith, who worked with a diverse Korean and Singaporean team to deliver a documentary that will be different from previous ones about Yoo Young-chul.


The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea continues Netflix’s reputation for premium documentaries, featuring previously unseen materials and rare interviews with the people closest to the case.


The documentary tells the stories of those who fought to bring these crimes to justice, as well as the lasting pain that serial killer Yoo Young-chul inflicted on a society that was forever changed by these tragedies. The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea will be released on October 22nd in over 190 countries, only on Netflix.


Information

Title: The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea

Director: John Choi / Rob Sixsmith

Produced by: Beach House Pictures, a Blue Ant Studios company

Distributed by: Netflix

Release Date: October 22, 2021


About Netflix:

Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with over 209 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.


About Beach House Pictures:

Beach House Pictures, a Blue Ant Studios company, is one of Asia’s largest independent production companies. Headquartered in Singapore, and operating in the US, China and Japan, Beach House Pictures specializes in factual and unscripted programming for international streamers and cable networks, creating high-profile series such as Otter Dynasty, Ed Stafford: First Man Out, Wild City, MasterChef Singapore, Raffles: Remaking an Icon and China From Above. Other divisions include: Beach House Kids which is behind scripted series My Buddy Bonemasher and the live action puppetry show Teddies; Beach House Entertainment which produces formats and general entertainment programs like Record Rides and Cesar’s Recruit; Beach House Labs, experts in digital and branded content and; Beach House Academy, which offers outreach programs and skills training to established and aspiring producers throughout Asia. Beach House Pictures launched its foray into scripted production in 2019, acquiring the rights to iconic Asian properties such as the 1970s action heroine Cleopatra Wong and Mr. Midnight, a best-selling kids horror fiction book series.

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