HBO Releases Official Trailer For THE JINX – PART TWO, Debuting April 21

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The HBO Original six-part documentary series THE JINX – PART TWO, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Andrew Jarecki (HBO’s “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst”), debuts SUNDAY, APRIL 21 at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on Max. New episodes will debut subsequent Sundays at the same time.

LOGLINE: THE JINX – PART TWO is a new six-episode continuation of the groundbreaking Emmy®-winning documentary series “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” from acclaimed director Andrew Jarecki, which debuted on HBO in 2015. In Part Two, the filmmakers continue their investigation for the next eight years, uncovering hidden material, Durst’s prison calls, and interviews with witnesses who had not come forward until now.

Synopsis: The 2015 global sensation “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” unraveled one of the most notorious unsolved criminal cases, exposing long-buried information discovered during the filmmaker’s decades-long investigation of real estate billionaire Robert Durst and culminated in a stunning finale. 

Just hours before that last episode aired, Durst was arrested for the murder of his longtime friend Susan Berman in Los Angeles. THE JINX – PART TWO meticulously chronicles the continued investigation over the next eight years as Durst awaited and sat trial, uncovering new information and following the prosecutor’s case as it unfolded. The series brings to light material including interviews with Durst associates who had never before come forward, phone calls Durst made from jail to his friends, family, and lawyers, and video footage from the interrogation room where prosecutors interviewed him after his arrest. The series also features candid interviews with both prosecution and defense lawyers, as well as interviews with jurors and the trial judge. 

With unparalleled access to the key players in the murder trial, and with pinpoint precision and clarity, THE JINX – PART TWO continues to excavate the world of a killer who managed to evade justice for over three decades.

Featured Participants: Deputy District Attorneys of Los Angeles, John Lewin and Habib Balian; Durst’s defense team led by Dick DeGuerin, who had helped Durst get acquitted in his 2003 Galveston murder trial, and celebrity lawyer David Chesnoff; journalists Charles Bagli, who has covered Durst for the New York Times, and Lisa DiPaulo who reported on Susan Berman’s murder for New York Magazine; Judge Susan Criss, who presided over the Galveston murder trial; Judge Mark Windham, who presided over the Susan Berman murder trial; jury members; and friends and associates of Durst and of his victims Susan Berman and his first wife, Kathie Durst.

Episode Descriptions
Chapter 7: “Why Are You Still Here?”
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 21 (10:00-10:50 p.m. ET/PT)
As the first season of HBO’s “The Jinx” is airing in early 2015, and incriminating evidence comes to light, Robert Durst – scion of one of New York’s most powerful real estate families – goes on the run. He is captured in New Orleans and charged with the 2000 murder of his best friend, Susan Berman. With the help of his second wife, Debrah Charatan, Durst assembles a defense team, including the lawyer who helped get him acquitted in the 2003 murder trial of his neighbor in Galveston, Texas. 

Chapter 8: “Friendships Die Hard”
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 28 (10:00-10:50 p.m. ET/PT)
Durst contacts former friends and associates from jail, including Nick Chavin and Susie Giordano, friends who had helped Durst in the past. Nick initially tries to avoid getting involved in the case, but his wife Terry contacts the Los Angeles prosecutor to let them know her husband knows more than he is telling them, and Nick decides to cooperate. 

Chapter 9: “Saving My Tears Until It’s Official”
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Durst appears in court for the Susan Berman murder trial in Los Angeles in 2020. The court hears details of his first wife Kathie’s disappearance in 1982, and the prosecutors make the case that Berman helped Durst cover up the crime. Bob’s dear friend Nick Chavin takes the stand. 

Chapter 10: “The Unluckiest Man In The World”
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 12 (10:00-10:50 p.m. ET/PT)
Durst’s longtime lawyer, confidant, and friend Stewart Altman is accused by prosecutor Lewin of being evasive on the stand, but his wife Emily becomes distraught and is more revealing. In an unusual step for a defendant in a murder case, Durst decides to take the stand.

Podcast: “The Official Jinx Podcast” will look back on the development of Part One and cover Part Two in-season weekly, with behind-the-scenes moments, clips from the cutting room floor, and real-time updates on the ongoing events and players involved in the case. The podcast, which debuted April 8, is hosted by executive producer Zac Stuart-Pontier, features director Andrew Jarecki, and will be available to stream on Max and all major podcast platforms.

Credits: HBO Documentary Films presents THE JINX – PART TWO, A Hit The Ground Running Production. Directed by Andrew Jarecki; produced by Charlotte Kaufman, Sam Neave; co-produced by Richard Hankin, Susan Lazarus; executive produced by Zac Stuart-Pontier, Andrew Jarecki, Kyle Martin. For HBO: executive produced by Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, and Sara Rodriguez.

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