Netflix saw huge success with its gritty documentary “Making a Murderer” — so why not take a funnier approach to the true-crime genre as well?
That’s clearly the thinking behind the streaming service’s upcoming true-crime spoof, “American Vandal”, with the first trailer unveiled on Saturday for the new series from Funny or Die.
“‘American Vandal’ is a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images,” reads the tongue-in-cheek Netflix synopsis.
“Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled senior (and known d*ck-drawer) Dylan Maxwell. Not unlike its now iconic true-crime predecessors, the addictive ‘American Vandal’ will leave one question on everyone’s minds until the very end: Who drew the d*cks?”
The cast includes Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Camille Hyde, Eduardo Franco, Jessica Juarez, Lou Wilson, Camille Ramsey, Calum Worthy and G. Hannelius.
“American Vandal” premieres on Sept. 15.