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More than two years after he killed himself in his prison cell, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s story still fascinates — and now it’s heading back to the small screen.

Netflix is releasing Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez on Jan. 15. The three-part documentary examines the meteoric but troubled — and violent — rise and fall of the late New England Patriots tight end.

A teaser for director Geno McDermott’s film opens with chilling audio of a collect call Hernandez made to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins. Hernandez can be heard saying: “My whole body’s shaking right now.” Jenkins asks, “What happened?” and Hernandez responds: “You know my temper.”


Hernandez played for the Patriots from 2010-2012. His best season was in 2011 when the Patriots went to Super Bowl as he recorded 79 receptions, 910 yards, and seven touchdowns. He played in 38 games in his NFL career and caught 175 passes for 1,956 yards and 18 touchdowns.