Get Your Detective On, The Gruesome Murder That Inspired Twin Peaks Is Getting Its Own Doco

By Rick Stephens
17th Jul 2020

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Twin Peaks fans had to wait almost three decades for the follow-up series of the same name to be released. Lynchian die-hards can again rejoice in the announcement of a documentary in the works centred around the murder of New Yorker Hazel Drew, which heavily inspired the OG Twin Peaks. 

The documentary comes courtesy of the to-be-released non-fiction book titled Blonde, Beautiful, and Dead: The Murder Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks, with the publishing company Metabook Entertainment stating that the project will be adapted into a doco. 

While the act of Drew’s murder back in 1908 possesses all the gruesome trademarks worthy of its own doco, it’s the corruption, deceit and lies that followed within the New York suburb of Sand Lake that truly makes this a story we can’t wait to lock our eyes onto. 

The book and consequent doco isn’t another piece of fandom, either, which can sometimes stem from series and infamous crimes like these. Backing the project is Mark Frost, who co-created Twin Peaks with David Lynch himself. Frost will write the forward to the book, introducing the murder and its tie-in to the seminal series.

An imprint of Amazon has picked up the rights and intends to release the book early 2021, with the documentary to follow afterwards. While it’s unconfirmed where Australians will be able to stream Blonde, Beautiful, and Dead: The Murder Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks at this point, a safe assumption is that this would end up on Prime Video, Amazon’s streaming service, at some point—something to look forward to, right?

Can't wait? Get the scoop on true crime doco Outcry, which is streaming right now.

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