Netflix clearly has the cash to try different things.
Watch the trailer for American Vandal, a satirical documentary series on the way that looks at a scandal rocking a U.S. high school: dicks drawn on 27 faculty cars. The main suspect is troubled senior and known dick-drawer Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro). He appears to be the likely culprit, but there’s a lot more to this story than meets the eye.
Considering the popularity of real-life crime doco-series such as O.J. Made in America and Making a Murderer, it’s no real surprise to see a spoof with the balls to rise up… sorry. It remains to be seen whether there’s much to amuse here, or whether the “case” itself has enough interesting turns to keep viewers tuned in for all eight episodes.
American Vandal will be hitting Netflix on September 15.
Synopsis for American Vandal:
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?