El Paso Takes Spotlight in Intense Netflix Series ‘I Am A Killer’
Fans of true crime have probably seen the Netflix series called "I Am A Killer"; a show where murderers from all over the United States talk about their crimes/stories & the creators present the cases from the convicted & victims side. In this latest season, it not only shows Texas, but El Paso as well.
Which episode of I Am A Killer showed El Paso?
In December of last year, Season 4 came out & there's one episode in particular that actually shows El Paso for about 5 minutes: Episode 3 titled "Serving Time". The episode focuses on the life & crimes committed by U.S. Army veteran Toby Gregory.
The episode first takes place in the state of Missouri but about 27 minutes into the episode, the show moves from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to El Paso, TX.
There was a very popular El Paso bar featured on the show too
Aside from the wide shot of the city, there's only place they truly focus on & that was the Hope & Anchor bar located on Mesa Street. How do I know it was the Hope & Anchor? Well some of the interior shots give us some clues,
(Kudos to Netflix for including Deadbeach Brewery in this interior shot)
There's also the exterior shot of the giant red BAR sign
But the biggest one was this show where it shows "Hope & Anc". And if you've ever been there, you definitely would recognize it.
Now we know where, so now the question is "Why did they film I Am a Killer in El Paso"?
The main reason why they came to El Paso was to interview someone who knew Toby Gregory, the man centered around the episode "Serving Time". Jesse Anderla is a Staff Sergeant from the Fort Bliss's 1st Armored Division & who is Toby's friend.
In the episode Jesse talks about meeting Toby during his deployment between 2009 - 2012 when they were stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. He talked about what they would do in their spare time, how he met both Toby & his ex Inez along their experiences in the war.
We certainly appreciate Jesse for being on the show, sharing his story & bringing awareness of the seriousness of people who have PTSD. Thank you for representing El Paso on Netflix.