Netflix finally dropped the trailer for the four-part docuseries on financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Netflix released the trailer Wednesday and the docuseries will be available to stream May 27. The trailer largely focuses on the idea that Epstein didn’t work alone and that his associates worked to cover up what really went down. (RELATED: Where Is Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Madame,’ And Why Isn’t The Media Reporting On Her?)
A documentary on the convicted sex offender has been in the works for a long time. Originally, filmmaker Barry Avrich was working on a documentary, but scrapped the project in 2019 after two years of work because the story became “distasteful” to him.
“As I began to dig further into the story, the subject matter became more distasteful to me and I honestly felt there wasn’t much of an audience who would be interested in this film,” Avrich said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “I have since decided to terminate any involvement in this project.”
Meanwhile, Netflix began producing a documentary based on the book, “Filthy Rich: The Billionaire’s Sex Scandal — The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein.” Co-author James Patterson is helping produce the Netflix series. (RELATED: Comedian Andrew Schulz Claimed Jokes About Jeffrey Epstein Caused Couple To Walk Out Of Show)
Epstein was convicted in 2008 on charges involving prostitution of a minor, as previously reported. He served 13 months in prison after avoiding a 45-year sentence. In July of 2019, Epstein was charged with sex trafficking and was accused of prostituting dozens of minors.
He spent time in prison, but was found dead in his cell August 10. Medical examiners claimed the disgraced financier died by suicide. Since, questions have emerged regarding the circumstances of his death.
Epstein’s death ultimately halted the criminal case, leaving alleged Epstein survivors with no answers.