Created By: Susannah Grant
Starring: Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kailtlyn Dever, Danielle Macdonald
Release Date: Friday, Sept. 13
Once upon a time, we might have been able to get away with the excuse that “nothing’s ever on,” but not in the age of streaming. Something is always on, and we’re never in a drought for episodic content to binge-watch, thanks to the overwhelming amount of Netflix shows available each month. This September, the streamer continues to round out its roster with next-level entertainment, from full-on unmissable series to an intriguing miniseries that will surely be an awards season favorite. Don’t miss Unbelievable, one of the month’s best new Netflix shows.
Based on the ProPublica article An Unbelievable Story of Rape by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong and the This American Life episode Anatomy of Doubt, Netflix’s Unbelievable comes from Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Susannah Grant and tells the story of a young girl named Marie, played by Booksmart breakout Kaitlyn Dever. Marie gets charged with lying about being raped, but detectives Grace Rassmusen (Toni Collette) and Karen Duvall (Merritt Wever) follow Marie’s twisted case and arrive at the truth of the matter.
Unbelievable also features Dumplin’ star Danielle Macdonald in the main cast and counts Katie Couric as an executive producer. The miniseries will contain eight episodes, the new regular episode order for even normal television series. Without a doubt, the timely story and the excellent cast will make Unbelievable one of the year’s most can’t-miss streaming events.
All eight episodes of the miniseries will drop on Sept. 13, making it by far the heaviest Netflix original premiere of the day, though stay tuned for some lighter counter-programming coming in tandem.