The Jeffrey Epstein case represents one of the biggest failures of the American criminal justice system, and the billionaire's, er, highly suspicious suicide in August of last year folds directly into one of the biggest conspiracy theories of the modern era. It's a disturbing, horrifying story. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before it got its very own Netflix documentary.
Which brings us to the reveal that Netflix will soon drop JEFFREY EPSTEIN: FILTHY RICH, a four-part docuseries which arrives later this month. Directed by Lisa Bryant and produced by Joe Berlinger (director of the PARADISE LOST trilogy) and famed crime writer James Patterson (who co-wrote the book this doc is apparently based on), this one's probably gonna be a rough, frustrating watch. For one thing, Epstein's crimes were utterly reprehensible. For another, his extravagant wealth allowed him to more-or-less get away with it for far longer than he should've.
Here's the first trailer:
And here's an official synopsis:
"Leading up to his 2019 arrest, mysterious tycoon Jeffrey Epstein was accused of abusing women and underage girls for decades, assembling a network of enablers to help carry out and cover up his crimes. Epstein came from humble beginnings yet managed to lie and manipulate his way to the top of the financial world. He eventually gained tremendous wealth and power while running an international sex trafficking ring. The serial sex abuser made a secret plea deal with the government in 2008 avoiding a potential life sentence and continued to abuse women. With their frightening firsthand accounts, Epstein’s accusers are the leading voices in director Lisa Bryant’s four-part docuseries JEFFREY EPSTEIN: FILTHY RICH. By revealing their emotional scars, some for the very first time, the sisterhood of survivors intend to stop predators — and the American justice system — from silencing the next generation."
Think you'll give this one a watch? You have between now and May 27th to decide.