Trial by Media is Netflix’s next true crime hit – release date and trailer

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Trial by Media is the latest series to bolster Netflix’s scorching hot array of true crime dramas. The docu-series – executive-produced by George Clooney – will look at some of the biggest trials in the US and the role of the media in turning the legal system into a form of entertainment. Here’s everything you need to know about the new true-crime documentary.

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The best true crime documentaries on Hulu

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The truth can be stranger than fiction.

True crime shines a spotlight on the darker side of the human condition – and viewers just can’t get enough of it. Attempting to crack the code of a case in hopes of justice finally being served can be thrilling for many, especially for those seeking their next binge-watching fix. Amazon Prime and Netflix have plenty of options, but Hulu also offers several noteworthy picks just waiting for you to stream right now.

 

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‘Forgotten West Memphis Three’ doc aims to give victims of notorious crime ‘their voices back,’ host says

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Bob Ruff is hopeful that one of the biggest mysteries to rock Arkansas will finally be solved.

The former fire chief, arson investigator and host of the “Truth and Justice” podcast is launching a docu-series titled “The Forgotten West Memphis Three” on Oxygen, which reexamines the 1993 murders of three 8-year-old boys: Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers.

Netflix Documentary ‘Abducted In Plain Sight’ Is Getting A Spin-Off

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Just about everyone was hooked to Abducted in Plain Sight when it dropped on Netflix last year – and now, a podcast spin-off is set to launch.

The true-crime podcast, Obsessed with: Abducted in Plain Sight will drop next month and is set to delve deeper into the kidnappings with never-before-seen audio and a host of new interviews.

According to Deadline the podcast will be hosted by the documentary’s director, Skye Borgman and will be the first podcast from the Obsessed Network by Patrick Hinds.

Hometown Heroes: Theodore Documentary by Celene Beth Calderon

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We sat down with filmmaker Celene Beth Calderon to talk about her upcoming documentary, Theodore. You may recognize Celeste and her film project from Episode 113 of My Favorite Murder, Live in Salt Lake City! There has been a recent reprisal in interest in the life of Ted Bundy, but Beth’s documentary will take a different approach by focusing on the victims and survivors, families, and communities impacted by one man’s actions.

What Happened To Jerome Jacobson, Mastermind Of The McDonald’s Monopoly Fraud?

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What Happened To Jerome Jacobson, Mastermind Of The McDonald’s Monopoly Fraud?

Many of the facts recounted in the HBO docu-series “McMillion$” may seem unbelievable to the uninitiated. But truth is often stranger than fiction – especially in the million-dollar fraud case centered around the rigging of a McDonald’s promotion.

The Best True Crime Series on Netflix

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Netflix gives us an unbelievable amount of content right at our fingertips. There’s really something for everyone. And for some, that “something” is delving into a revolting true crime story. If there’s one genre Netflix has in spades, it’s crime documentaries. They can’t churn out enough of it.

And what’s not to love? While it can be nice to lose yourself in a fantasy world for a few hours, other times you need a cold splash of reality. There are some really stellar feature-length crime documentaries on Netflix, but this list focuses on titles that include multiple episodes. From intriguing to shocking to downright disturbing, there’s a wide range of true crime content on Netflix that’s ripe for binging. Here are Netflix’s ten best true crime documentary series. Just a suggestion: You might wanna leave the lights on when watching.

Creepier Than Fiction: The Top 10 True Crime Documentaries

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Murder is bad, but the business of murder has never been better. The category of true crime, once limited to the occasional documentary collecting dust on a video store shelf, is now a billion-dollar industry. True crime podcasts are played during our daily commute, the ID Network recounts every grisly detail of past murders around the clock, and true crime limited series are now required viewing to keep up with water-cooler conversation.

While there is a somewhat unsettling quality to the popularity of the genre — not entirely unsurprising in a society that enthusiastically slows down to get a good look at a car wreck — there are some positives to these true crime narratives. At their best, true crime documentaries can provide a voice to the voiceless, tell a story of a great injustice and, once in a while, better the lives of victims.

Here’s a compiled list of some of the best true crime documentaries.