It is safe to say the world has a strong fascination with true crime. Take a look at how people reacted to Netflix's Making A Murderer, for instance. The ten-episode documentary series explores the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. It was unexpected, but the show took the world by storm. Forbes' Paul Tassi referred to Making A Murderer as Netflix's most significant show ever.
"I have never seen a show consume the pop culture conversation like this outside of when programs like 'The Walking Dead' and 'Game of Thrones' kill off a major character," Tassi wrote.
Season 2 is expected to be released sometime this year, but until then, Netflix has another murder mystery for its audience to dive into. Introducing The Keepers. The series examines a five decade old cold case. Back in 1969, 26-year-old nun Sister Cathy Cesnik, who taught at Archbishop Keough High School in Baltimore, disappeared without a trace. She was popular and loved by her students, often being compared to The Sound of Music's Maria von Trapp.
Two months later, her body was found brutally beaten in a field. Until this day, the cause of her death is unclear. Her murderer remains unknown but heavy suspicion surrounds A. Joseph Maskell, a priest who worked at the school and had been accused of multiple cases of sexual abuse. Students from the school have launched their own investigation, believing he was responsible for Sister Cathy's murder. She was the only adult who suspected Maskell of sexual abuse and was the only one who tried to stop it.
Sounds like something you don't want to miss. All episodes of The Keepers will be available on Netflix on May 19th. Until then, watch the trailer below: