The true crime genre is very popular these days. Especially with the success of programs like HBO’s doc series The Jinx, Netflix’s Making a Murderer, and O.J.: Made in America, which one an Academy Award this year.
Netflix is hoping that they have another addictive doc series on their hands with The Keepers. We have the first trailer for you to watch today and it looks like a riveting story. The seven-part doc series centers on the unsolved mystery of the murder of a Nun and a conspiracy to cover up the truth behind it for the past fifty years by the corruption within the Catholic church.
I've been fascinated with true crime stories for years, so I like that these kinds of doc series are being made. This stuff just interests me.
Directed by Ryan White (Serena, The Case Against 8), The Keepers will have everyone asking the question “who killed Sister Cathy?” The series was produced by Film 45 and Tripod Media for Netflix. Along with White and Jessica Hargrave, Josh Braun, Ben Cotner, Jason Spingarn-Koff and Lisa Nishimura are executive producers.
Through interviews with dozens of friends, relatives, journalists, government officials and Baltimore citizens determined to uncover the truth, White pieces together a story that goes beyond the death of a beloved Catholic schoolteacher to encompass clergy abuse, repressed memories and government and religious institutions that he says “at best, dropped the ball over the last 45 years – and, at worst, covered it up.”
The Keepers will arrive on Netflix on May 19, 2017.