One did not come out of Making A Murderer unchanged. It’s an incredible documentary, unfurling the string after string of corruption that rest right inside the U.S. justice system. Making A Murderer grew to be a big success, and Netflix is quick to follow up with series that share the same vein.
Enter The Keepers, a documentary series built around the 1969 strange murder of a nun in Baltimore, named Cathy Cesnik. Comprised of interviews and confessionals, the series tries to uncover what goes beyond Sister Cathy’s death.
From Netflix, the official synopsis reads:
Directed by Ryan White (Serena, The Case Against 8), The Keepers will have everyone asking the question “who killed Sister Cathy?” The series was produced by Film 45 and Tripod Media for Netflix. Along with White and Jessica Hargrave, Josh Braun, Ben Cotner, Jason Spingarn-Koff and Lisa Nishimura are executive producers.
Through interviews with dozens of friends, relatives, journalists, government officials and Baltimore citizens determined to uncover the truth, White pieces together a story that goes beyond the death of a beloved Catholic schoolteacher to encompass clergy abuse, repressed memories and government and religious institutions that he says “at best, dropped the ball over the last 45 years – and, at worst, covered it up.”
Check out the trailer for the series below:
The Keepers premieres on Netflix May 19.