Netflix unveils trailer for The Keepers
James R | On 19, Apr 2017
Hot on the heels of the news of Netflix’s new Making a Murderer follow-up, the streaming giant has released a trailer giving us a glimpse of the docu-series. All episodes of The Keepers will land on on Friday 19th May. Read on below for the video. The official synopsis is as follows:
From director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, Good Ol’ Freda) comes The Keepers, a riveting seven-part documentary series about the unsolved murder of a Baltimore nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death. In contrast to this dark crime are the inspiring, emotional stories from survivors of child sexual abuse and conversations with two retired women who have spent years working tirelessly on the case.
The Keepers: Netflix’s new Making a Murderer?
18th April 2017
Netflix is following up Making a Murderer with another true crime documentary series about a nun.
The Keepers, which will premiere later this year, will delve into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Sister Catherine “Cathy” Cesnik. In 1969, the 26-year-old nun and teacher in Baltimore vanished, only for her body to be found two months later. How did she die? Five decades on and her death still has not been solved.
Now, the case will get the full binge-watch treatment, with the streaming service set to release a seven-part investigation into Cesnik’s life, the lives of the people she touched and the broader web of lies in Baltimore that may be connected to her death. Directed by Ryan White, the series follows word that the streaming giant will release a second season of Making a Murder, which will update viewers of the hugely popular first season on the latest details in that real life case. Other broadcasters, meanwhile, are also joining in this new true crime craze, which was arguably kicked off by the podcast Serial. HBO’s The Jinx, BBC Three’s Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared, ITV’s Killer Women with Piers Morgan, Channel 4’s The Murder Detectives and BBC iPlayer’s box-set release of Killing for Love have all sought to capitalise on the demand for true crime documentaries, with BBC One’s The Moorside and FX’s American Crime Story also dramatising real life cases for viewers. BBC Three, meanwhile, has also spoofed the trend with comedy mini-series Sexy Murder.
Can Netflix’s The Keepers keep audiences captivated once more? Tomorrow, when PEOPLE (who broke the news of the series) premieres the trailer, we may have our first answer. In the meantime, here’s a poster: