Murder Among the Mormons
- Directed by
- Jared Hess & Tyler Measom
- Edited by
- Matt Prekop and Greg O’Toole
- Executive Producer
- Joe Berlinger
Murder Among the Mormons documents one of the most shocking crimes to have ever taken place among the Mormon community and the criminal mastermind behind it all.
The three-part docuseries takes a look at what happened in Salt Lake City in 1985, when a series of pipe bombs killed two people and severely injured another, jolting the epicenter of the LDS Church. The murders sent further shockwaves through the community when a trove of early Mormon letters and diaries were found destroyed in the vehicle of the third victim, Mark Hofmann, a renowned collector of rare documents, including the infamous White Salamander Letter — an artifact whose contents threatened to shake the very foundations of Mormonism. As Hofmann fought for his life, investigators raced to uncover the truth.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 88% based on 16 reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Investigating an outrageous but true story with restraint, Murder Among the Mormons is entertaining true-crime pulp and a fascinating examination of a community.” In the week of its debut, the show was ranked third overall for original-content Video on Demand streaming, with 587 million minutes streamed, according to Neilson.
The series was nominated as Best Non-Fiction series by the HOLLYWOOD CRITICS ASSOCIATION and as Best Crime or Justice Show by THE CRITIC’S CHOICE AWARDS.