Whitey Bulger: The Making of a Monster premiers Monday, June 3, at 10 PM on Investigation Discovery
The story unfolded in Northern Light Productions' own backyard.
A young hoodlum from Southie, Whitey Bulger rose to the top of the Irish Mob through guts, cunning and luck. But it was only once he got in bed with the FBI that his criminal career really took off. Based on the new book, Whitey, by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill (authors of Black Mass), Making of a Monster takes viewers into uncharted territory - into the psyche of Whitey and his insatiable need for power and control. Airing the night before his landmark trial begins, we trace the dark turning points of the notorious mobster's live; his childhood spent prowling the streets, his participation in an LSD study while in prison, his lovers, and the tragic death of his young son. We follow his ascent to the top of Boston's criminal underworld and the FBI's Most Wanted List, and his years of quiet retirement in Santa Monica. With cold calculation, Whitey Bulger was always one step ahead of everyone. Is he still?
Whitey Bulger: The Making of a Monster debunks the myth of the "Robin Hood" of South Boston, painting a deeply rendered portrait of evil.