Netflix released a first look trailer for “Unbelievable,” a new limited series launching on the platform on September 13th. The story picks up 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 together to catch a potential serial rapist.
The series is 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.
Netflix described the series as “a story of unspeakable trauma, unwavering tenacity, and astounding resilience.” You can watch the first look trailer for the limited series below, and set a reminder to catch the premiere on September 13th.
Kaitlyn Dever recently starred in Oliva Wilde’s “Booksmart” YA comedy, and the movie “Them That Follow” with Walton Goggins and Olivia Colman.
Showrunner Susannah Grant executive produces the series, from CBS Television Studios, along with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Lisa Cholodenko, Ayelet Waldman, Michael Chabon, Katie Couric, Richard Tofel, Neil Barsky, Robyn Semien, and Marie.
Netflix also made a point to add important information about reporting sexual abuse in the description of the trailer.
Netflix also shared the information on social media, stating, “If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, call RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visit online.rainn.org.”
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