Netflix are releasing a new investigative docu-series on November 27th, just a few days before Black Friday, called “Broken”. The 4-episode series exposes the unknown fraud, corruption and negligence behind some of the world’s most popular merchandise. Episodes will cover cosmetics, e-cigarettes, furniture and plastics and you can see more details and the trailer below. The series has been created by the team behind Netflix’s “Rotten” and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”.
Broken delves into the world of counterfeit cosmetics where cheap, knockoff products can contain anything from arsenic to human feces, and it’s mostly the young and unaware who are suffering the consequences.
Broken explores the rise, blow-back and uncertain future of the controversial and headline-making e-cigarette. Interviews include a rare sit-down with JUUL co-founder Adam Bowen.
In the US alone, someone is sent to the emergency room by a furniture related tip-over every 30 minutes. Broken looks at the real price of low-cost, high-volume furniture and what is—or isn’t—being done to protect consumers.
Broken takes on the plastics industry to reveal the toxic consequences of our global dependency and the truth behind recycling: a feel-good but false solution.