FX is premiering a new miniseries on March 6 that chronicles a man’s search for his absent father that leads him to wonder if his father is the notorious Zodiac serial killer. The Most Dangerous Animal of All debuts Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FX, and all four episodes of the miniseries will air back-to-back.
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‘The Most Dangerous Animal of All’ Preview
This four-part documentary series is based on the New York Times best-selling book The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching For My Father… And Finding The Zodiac Killer by Gary L. Stewart. Stewart was a vice president at Delta Tech Service in Louisiana when he began chronicling his search for his father, Earl Van Best Jr. That journal was eventually turned into the book and that book is now being adapted for TV by FX.
The four episodes are titled “My Identity,” “The Search,” “The Discovery,” and “The Truth,” and they will take viewers step by step through Stewart’s journey where he came to believe that his father, who abandoned him as a child, was one of America’s most infamous serial killers.
At the 2020 Television Critics Association winter press tour, the documentary’s co-creators Kief Davidson and Ross Dinerstein told the TCA audience that The Most Dangerous Animal of All is “not your traditional true crime story.”
“This is a story about a man’s quest for his identity to find out who he is, where he came from. It’s also a film very much about obsession,” said Davidson, adding, “As a director, really for me, that was the core of it. We didn’t know going into this are we going to solve the Zodiac case or not?. For me it was more about — without the Zodiac part of it, would this be an intriguing story, and the answer was yes.”
They also said that as a culture, America can’t seem to get enough of true crime and serial killers, so this frames that genre in a new way.
“People like to be scared. [True crime is] a form of escapism, and I think it’s almost like the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know,” said Dinerstein, adding, “And what’s interesting about true crime is it’s real, and it’s grounded in reality, because this is a real person. And sure, everyone has a different upbringing than Gary, but they can relate to him. They can understand where he was in his life, and it’s a lot of ‘be careful what you wish for’ and ‘the grass isn’t always greener,’ and I think people can relate and will respond to that.”
Finally, the creators also wanted to assure viewers that this is an investigation, not simply a retelling of Stewart’s book.
“When I met with Gary, all I had done is read the book and had talked to him a few times. His point of view was the only point of view I had,” said Dinerstein. “What I said to Gary was, ‘We’re going to explore all sides and we’re going to poke holes.'”
He continued, “Once Kief came on board, one of the first conversations Kief had with Gary was ‘We’re going to hire a private investigator to investigate you, the subject of the documentary.’ So for those that have read the book and seen the series, the series is really a continuation of the book, and the book is very one-sided, whereas the docuseries is very much his point of view, yes, but also a more grounded real point of view as well.”
The Most Dangerous Animal of All airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FX.