Vice has announced new crime docuseries I, Sniper, which chronicles the infamous Washington, D.C. sniper case. The new docuseries will provide access to the people in the heart of the story.
Also included in the series it the surviving shooter who details his story from a Superman cell at Red Onion State Prison in Virginia.
The program is narrated by Lee Malvo, depicting why the 15-year-old Black boy was turned into a trained killer.
Inside the film, you will see an examination of the circumstances that led to Malvo becoming a mass murderer and how gun violence, mass incarceration and disenfranchisement of young black men all took part.
“The D.C. sniper case was one of the most terrifying crimes in recent history. I, Sniper goes beyond the story we thought we all knew and investigates what led Lee Malvo down his horrific path” says Morgan Hertzan, Executive Vice President and General Manager, VICE Television. “Viewers will be seized by the incredible storytelling in this series and its ability to take you through this series of events like never before. VICE TV is committed to investigating different angles and digging deeper, and this is another example of that.”
“This ambitious project has been four years in the making” says creative director John Smithson. “In addition to securing unprecedented access to Lee Malvo, we also undertook extensive interviews with the investigators of the Washington D.C. Sniper case, the survivors and the victims’ families, so that we could view the story from all perspectives, and examine both Malvo’s childhood of deprivation in Jamaica and the murders in forensic detail. I, Sniper seeks to understand, not vindicate, and show how and why someone can become a mass murderer, even at the age of just seventeen.”
You can see the trailer below.