Netflix has been at the forefront of what is being called a true crime revival with compelling docu-series ranging from avant-garde to straight-forward and investigatve. Now, the series is taking the genre in a totally different direction with an upcoming satirical program, titled American Vandal. The new show just released its first full trailer. Check it out, below:
The two-minute trailer is an almost perfect beat-by-beat parody of shows like Making A Murderer and The Keepers, this time depiciting the fallout of a local vandalism incident (involving crudely drawn penises) rather than a police coverup.
“This is just not the way I thought things were going to go. I was going to graduate high school, get my degree in engineering,” says high school senior Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) in the trailer’s voiceover. “I know I didn’t do it.”
According to The Verge, the series is a collaboration between Dan Perrault, the brains behind ScreenJunkies’ Honest Trailers series, and Tony Yacenda, best known for his work on CollegeHumour Originals. The show is produced by Funny or Die, 3Arts, and CBS’s television division.
American Vandals will debut on Netflix on September 15th.
[Photo: Screenshot from YouTube]