Calling all true crime buffs: a new year means a new slate of exciting documentaries and must-watch scripts. With new projects announced, we can see trends forming for what true crime themes will follow. For 2022, it’s all about scams, as the crime stories that caught our eye years ago (Summer ofsc, anyone?) are fleshed out in a series, illustrating everything we now know about what happened. For everyone eager to hear the full story of your favorite scammers, here are the 2022 true crime series and documentaries to watch out for.
Encourage It may be a sports documentary series, but the second season will include some true crime. The 2019 series Hit returns with more episodes acknowledging everything that has happened since its first airing, including the coronavirus pandemic that upended the world of professional cheerleading and allegations of sexual misconduct against burnout star Jerry Harris.
the first show: January 12 on Netflix
Master of Puppets: Hunting the Ultimate Trickster
This three-part documentary series follows a con artist who has impersonated a British spy and stole money from multiple victims. Despite his conviction in 2005, the crime comes complete as the family today begins to fear for her mother’s safety.
the first show: January 19 on Netflix
Based on viral shearing Article Anna’s creation Dive into the story of Anna Delphi, a mysterious New York City socialite who has made her way into a life of luxury. This scripted series from Shonda Rhimes will follow the journalistic investigation of Delvey (played by Ozark‘s Julia Garner) Building the Summer 2018 Leader’s Story of Cheating.
the first show: February 11th on Netflix
This romantic prankster document follows the victims of Shimon Hayut, a con man who lured women he met on Tinder to give him hundreds of thousands of dollars, posing as a Russian oligarch named Simon Leviev. The team behind these exciting docs includes producers and director Felicity Morris from another Netflix hit, “Don’t F*** With Cats.”
the first show: February (Today TBD) on Netflix
The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos has already spawned several books and a HBO Max documentary. Now the written treatment is getting in, with Amanda Seyfried playing the chief technology officer who claims to have revolutionized medical blood testing (and whose trial has just ended with a guilty verdict).
the first show: March 3rd on Hulu
In 2015, famed “Queen of Vegetarian Cuisine” restaurateur Sarma Melengels disappeared after embezzling millions of dollars from her restaurant Pure Food and Wine. His investigation Vanity Fair, finds that her husband, Anthony Strangis, has cheated on her, who convinces her that he can expand her food empire, and “make her beloved dog immortal” (?!). This Netflix documentary series will show how the couple went from vegan dreamers to fugitives.
the first show: TBD on Netflix
“Trust Nobody: The Search for the King of Crypto’
2022 is the year Netflix delves into crypto fraud with the suspicious story of Gerry Cotten’s death. When his death was announced in 2018, Cotten controlled the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Canada at the time, and was the only person with access to $217 million in cryptocurrency, according to his widow. cipher king It follows a group of investors-turned-amateur detectives who believe the couple got away with the money.
the first show: TBD on Netflix
“Perfect World: The Murders”
One day in 2019, a group of gamers who’d played together for years woke up to receive group chat messages for another friend who had confessed to three murders. A fourth was planned, and friends rushed to find the killer’s identity before he could kill again. based on a vice This three-part documentary series chronicles the real-life events of this quadruple murder.
the first show: TBD on the peacock
‘Love and Death’
This script is based on the true murder of Betty Gore by fellow housewife Candy Montgomery in a Texas suburb in 1980. Produced by Nicole Kidman and David E. Kelly and starring Elizabeth Olsen, the series is sure to be a hit.
the first show: To be announced on HBO Max