Robert Durst arrested
Robert Durst was rearrested for past crimes he was linked to, on 14 March 2015 Getty

HBO hit miniseries The Jinx begins in the UK on 16 April, on Sky Atlantic at 9pm. The programme focuses on real-life property mogul Robert Durst, a very wealthy man who is a key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.

Already having caught the media's eye back in the 1980s after the disappearance of his wife, Kathleen, Durst has also been acquitted of murder.

In 2000, Durst's good friend Susan Berman, an American journalist and author, was found dead in her Los Angeles home. Her murder was described as execution-like in style. Knowing Durst had seen Berman a few days before her death, police decided to question him but prosecutors later revealed they suspected that by that time, Durst had fled to Texas and was living in a boarding house posing as a mute woman to avoid questioning.

The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst was created by All Good Things director Andrew Jarecki and investigates the events as well as the murder of Durst's neighbour, Morris Black. Black was found dismembered in 2001, floating in bin bags in Galveston Bay, Texas, near where the pair of them lived.

All Good Things is allegedly based loosely on the life of Durst and stars Ryan Gosling as David Marks, the son of a New York property icon linked to numerous murders and the disappearance of his own wife, Katie (played by Kirsten Dunst).

Realising the echoing of his own life story, Durst contacted Jarecki and offered an exclusive interview discussing every crime he had been accused of – which subsequently provides the material for the six-part documentary.

Durst was rearrested on 14 March 2015 in association with the murder of Berman, as well as facing pending sentences for possessing illegal weapons. He pleaded not guilty to all charges posed against him.