In 2004, true crime fans were gripped by a documentary series about the high-profile trial of Michael Peterson, a wealthy novelist convicted of murdering his wife, Kathleen Peterson. Now, 14 years later, The Staircase is finally coming to Netflix with two new episodes. When Peterson was granted the right to a new trial after nine years in prison, the series’ director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade went back to work documenting the latest twists in this exceptional case, first with a 2013 sequel documenting his release from prison and then this year with what is believed to be the final sequel, which will debut on Netflix this summer. Regardless of whether a viewer believes Peterson to be guilty or innocent, the grand finale is likely to leave them frustrated and with conflicted feelings about Peterson and America’s criminal justice system.
Unlike popular serialized
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In an exclusive deal with Netflix, Michael B. Jordan will soon reunite with Black Panther’s screenwriter for Failsafe, an adaptation of the Vault Comics series. If everything goes as planned, Jordan will not only produce the potential blockbuster, but also land the lead role as an insurgent hunter out for vengeance.
In contrast to popular franchises like Marvel Comics and DC Comics, Vault Comics is relatively new. Founded in 2016, the privately owned company released Failsafe’s first issue on April 19, 2017, in which protagonist John Ravane comes to the realization that he didn’t actually eliminate the world’s last nanotech-enhanced super soldier. After his daughter’s kidnapping, Ravane navigates New York to battle sleeper agents, corruption and the inevitable surprises that emerge along the way. The six-episode series was written F.J. DeSanto and Todd Farmer with art by Federico Dallocchio.
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“Nothing raises as many questions as this case.”
A few days ago, we brought you the news about Netflix’s latest true crime documentary, Evil Genius, and the gripping trailer has just been released.
Written and directed by Barbara Schroeder, Evil Genius tells the story behind an extraordinary criminal case, known as the “pizza bomber heist”. The 4-episode series arrives on May 11th and we’re certain that it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
Here’s the official synopsis: “In 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania, a robbery gone wrong and a terrifying public murder capture the nation’s attention, and a bizarre collection of Midwestern hoarders, outcasts, and lawbreakers play cat-and-mouse with the FBI. Eventually, a middle-aged mastermind named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong — once a town beauty, now a woman grappling with mental illness — is arrested. But 15 years later, Evil Genius proves there’s more to the conspiracy and murders than was ever thought.”
Hostages, explosives, money, coercion, theft, conspiracy,
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One afternoon in August 2003 in Erie, Pa., a man entered a bank with a bomb attached to his neck. As the new Netflix series “Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist” is looking to show, that was only the beginning.
Following the recent success of “Wild Wild Country,” “Evil Genius” is the latest Mark and Jay Duplass-produced series to make its way to Netflix this spring. Told in four parts, the series follows the events of that day through the subsequent trial, from the police’s efforts to thwart the plot as it was happening to the hunt for the actual person responsible.
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It’s only been a few weeks since Wild Wild Country debuted on Netflix, but the streaming service is already preparing to drop yet another addictive, true crime docuseries that may be the perfect remedy for when you finally tire of talking about the Rajneeshees’ shocking escalation from meditation to attempted murder.
Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist is produced by the brothers behind Wild Wild Country, Jay and Mark Duplass. But rather than focus on another cult, Evil Genius dives into the extraordinary story behind the 2003 “pizza bomber heist,” in which a pizza deliveryman walked into a bank with a bomb locked around his neck. The explosive eventually detonated while the man was in custody and the case generated extensive media attention, particularly as the bizarre details and motives behind the crime came to light.
All four parts of Evil Genius: The True Story of
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Posted on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
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Keeping up with their theme from creating content in interesting ways, Netflix has ordered a continuation of the 2004 true crime documentary series The Staircase.
The Staircase follows the trial of novelist Michael Peterson, who was convicted of murdering his wife, Kathleen Peterson.
Kathleen Peterson was found dead at the bottom of their home’s staircase, and the only other person in the house was Michael Peterson.
There was a long and drawn out trial, which even went as far as to go in-depth into his sexuality, that eventually found Michael Peterson guilty.
And The Staircase recorded it all.
Created by Oscar-winning documentarian Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (Death on a Sunday Morning), The Staircase won the Peabody Award in 2005 due to how thorough the documentary was. They had unprecedented access, even going as far as interviewing jurors.
In February over 15 years later, Michael Peterson pleaded guilty of involuntary manslaughter in a new trial that was finally
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It’s a scary world out there. Sometimes it’s better to observe the evils lurking in the shadows from your couch, shielded with a big bowl of tangy Cool Ranch Funritos. For those not in the know, that’s a mix of Cool Ranch Doritos and Funyuns. I know. History is written by the “risk takers,” my friends. For all of you true crime junkies out there, we decided to comb the doc section of Netflix to find some of the most tantalizing real-life stories for you to enjoy. Here are the best crime documentaries on Netflix right now.
The best crime documentaries on Netflix
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Cartel Land (2015)
Directed by: Matthew Heineman
Length: 1 hr, 38 min
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Mathew Heineman’s award-winning 2015 documentary “Cartel Land” put a face to the battles
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Get ready to embrace a new binge buddy. Today, Netflix released the first teaser episode for one of the only shows not on its platform, the You Can’t Make This Up podcast. The first official episode premieres next Wednesday, and so far, it sounds like the series will be the perfect cure for Netflix-obsessed true crime lovers.
This is the second podcast Netflix has released, the first being the three-episode Wormwood: The Companion Podcast. But whereas the Wormwood podcast was directly tied to one show, You Can’t Make This Up will be exploring all Netflix originals. Each episode pairs journalists, comedians, and podcasters with the creators of some of Netflix’s original shows and movies to give listeners a unique behind-the-scenes look. The podcast will also reveal what parts were left out of the final cut and answer viewer questions.
At least for
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Netflix is on the case. This week, the streaming service announced they will debut new episodes of The Staircase this summer.
The true crime series “follows the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16 year judicial battle that followed.” The docuseries originally aired on SundanceTV in 2004.
In addition to the original docuseries, Netflix will debut three new episodes of The Staircase this summer.
Take a sneak peek and read more info below:
On the heels of Netflix’s pop-culture phenomenon Wild Wild Country comes two true crime original documentary series, Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist and brand new episodes of the critically-acclaimed series The Staircase, which will
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