Netflix has released the trailer and announced the release date for a new series starring Toni Collette (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Merritt Wever (“Nurse Jackie”) and Kaitlyn Dever (“Detroit”). The 8-episode series “Unbelievable” is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning article by The Marshall Project and ProPublica called “An Unbelievable Story of Rape”. Collette and Wever will play detectives whose lives become intertwined in their mutual pursuit of a possible serial rapist. The series arrives September 13th.
When teenager Marie Adler (Kaitlyn Dever) files a police report claiming she’s been sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home, the investigating detectives, as well as the people closest to her, come to doubt the truth of her story. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, detectives Grace Rasmussen and Karen Duvall (Emmy winners Toni Collette and Merritt Wever) meet while investigating an eerily similar pair of intruder rapes and partner to catch a potential serial rapist.
Inspired by the real events in The Marshall Project and ProPublica Pulitzer Prize-winning article, “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, and the This American Life radio episode, “Anatomy of Doubt”, with episodes directed by Oscar nominees Susannah Grant and Lisa Cholodenko, “Unbelievable” is a story of unspeakable trauma, unwavering tenacity, and astounding resilience.
Trigger warning for trailer: contains multiple references to rape and sexual assault as well as suicide.