Audiences Get Free Access To First Chapter Just One Day After HBO Network Premiere


HBO is giving all audiences, including non-subscribers, a chance to discover the compelling new documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, by offering free access to the first chapter on YouTube.

Beginning today, the day after the exclusive premiere on the HBO network (Sunday, February 8, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT), The Jinx will go live on YouTube / The sampling opportunity will be promoted on HBO’s Facebook and Twitter profiles, and at, and will run through Wednesday, March 4.

Robert Durst, scion of NY’s billionaire real estate family has been accused of three murders over the past 30 years, but never convicted. Brilliant and reclusive, he has not spoken publicly – until now. The groundbreaking six-part documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst tracks Durst’s strange history against the backdrop of unimaginable wealth and privilege. Directed and produced by Andrew Jarecki and produced and shot by Marc Smerling (the Oscar® nominees behind “Capturing the Friedmans”), it exposes long-buried information discovered during their seven-year investigation of a series of unsolved crimes, and was made with the cooperation of the man suspected of being at its center.

Long suspected in the notorious 1982 disappearance of his beautiful young wife, Kathie, in New York, Durst continued to raise suspicion with the unsolved 2000 murder of Susan Berman (his confidante, thought to be a key witness in the investigation into the case of Durst’s missing wife) in Beverly Hills, as well as the subsequent killing and dismemberment of neighbor Morris Black in Galveston, Texas. Durst has consistently maintained his innocence, and remains a free man today.


Other episodes of The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst debut subsequent Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT through March 15.