Netflix's lowbrow new series "American Vandal" parodies true crime documentaries

  • Posted 8 months Ago

Netflix has just shared a new trailer for its latest original series titled American Vandal. The show is an 8-part comedy/drama which parodies true crime documentaries in the vein of one of Netflix’s biggest ever shows, Making A Murderer.

The story couldn’t be more lowbrow, with an investigation taking place into a high-school vandal who drew dicks on a load of cars. There is one obvious culprit for the crime, but a few people look into a possible conspiracy surrounding the crime.

A quick scroll through the YouTube comments shows that the reaction to this new series isn’t great. With many bemoaning Netflix’s choice to pump money into something as silly as this while they cancel shows like Sense8.

Check out the trailer above for yourself and read the synopsis for the series below.

From co-creators Tony Yacenda (Pillow Talking) and Dan Perrault (Honest Trailers), and showrunner Dan Lagana (Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous), American Vandal is a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled senior (and known dick-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 dicks?

American Vandal will be available 15 September exclusively on Netflix.