Investigation Discovery Looks at the Dark Side of Hollywood with ‘James Ellroy’s LA: City of Demons’

ID LogoWe saw one side of Hollywood when we watched the Golden Globes last weekend: glamorous movie stars, lush red carpets, and a gorgeous setting. But there’s another side of Hollywood that’s much darker — one which Investigation Discovery explores starting tonight at 10pm ET/PT in its new series James Ellroy’s LA: City of Demons.

In the show, bestselling author James Ellroy, who wrote The Black Dahlia and LA Confidential, takes a fresh look at some of Hollywood’s most nihilistically notorious crimes from the past to the present. The new six-part series showcases Ellroy’s larger-than-life personality and his vivid verbal style as he exhumes, explores and exposes the delicious dirt that cascades behind the silver screen.

The series begins with a deeply personal account of the genesis of Ellroy’s fascination with crime, the unsolved murder of his mother in 1958. This harrowing event formed his moral and spiritual attachment to devastated women, an obsession that provided him with the fire and fury to write his crime novels and memoirs. Tonight’s episode also features the homicides of a 16 year-old girl murdered in her own home, and a woman kidnapped while using an ATM machine.

Here’s a sneak peek at the series:

Also, check out the episode guide, a guide to James Ellroy’s books, and more about the show.