Hollywood’s most notorious murder mystery of Elizabeth Short to be investigated in a new series

Pedro Marrero
Jan 22, 2019
03:27 A.M.
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“I am the Night” is the name of the new mini-series starring Chris Pine and in which the director of Wonder Woman will direct two episodes.


The story, inspired by real life, focuses on the life of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a teenager who was abandoned at birth and who has grown quietly outside of Reno, Nevada.

One day, Fauna makes a discovery that makes her start to question everything. As he begins to investigate his past, he meets a disgraced reporter, Jay Singletary (Chris Pine), who is still tormented by the case that ended his career.

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Together they follow a series of clues that lead them to the infamous Dr. George Hodel, a Los Angeles gynecologist famous for his debauchery and possibly related to one of the most famous unsolved criminal cases in Hollywood and possibly related to Fauna.

The series is based on a real case that shocked the industry, but also reveals some details never before seen and focuses on one of the most important suspects and all the people who were involved in the case without knowing it.


“I am the Night” takes up the famous case of the murder of Elizabeth Short, better known as the Black Dahlia. Short was an aspiring actress who in 1947 was found horribly dismembered and split in half, on a vacant lot in Los Angeles.


The unsolved murder of the Black Dahlia remains one of the most captivating Hollywood's imagination, so it has been taken to film, television and even theater on several occasions, both in fiction and in documentaries, being the 2006 film, “The Black Dahlia”, directed by Brian de Palma and based on the novel by the legendary James Ellroy, the most representative.


It is very likely that “I am the Night” focuses on the theory of former Los Angeles detective, Steve Hodel, who argues that his father may have been the killer of Elizabeth Short, and who in real life, has a niece called Wildlife. “I am the Night” premieres on January 28, 2019 by TNT.


This story reminds us of Samuel Little, a convict who is already serving a life sentence for murdering three women in California. Now, he offered to confess to more murders if he could be kept away from a Los Angeles County prison which had housed him.

At Ector County jail in Texas, Little has since confessed to killing 90 different women. He’s been dubbed one of the “most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.”