Bad Vegan release date, cast, synopsis, trailer, and more

Bad Vegan Production StillImage Courtest Netflix
Bad Vegan Production StillImage Courtest Netflix /

Move out the way, The Tinder Swindler. Another true-crime documentary series titled Bad Vegan is on the way, and it’ll surely be what everyone’s talking about when it’s released.

Netflix has been consistently beefing up its documentary library with so many hit original series. People absolutely loved Tiger King when it was released on Netflix in March 2020. Due to the show’s popularity, Netflix renewed the docuseries for a second season. Then, we recently saw The Tinder Swindler land on Netflix, and it also became an instant hit. And now there are talks of the documentary being turned into a movie.

Simply, people love true-crime docs, and Netflix has recognized the demand. When Bad Vegan makes its way to Netflix, there will likely be a lot of buzz surrounding the series. So if you’re just as excited as us to watch every second of the upcoming documentary, you should know everything there is to know about it.

Here are all of the important details about Bad Vegan, such as the release date, cast, synopsis, trailer, and more!

Bad Vegan release date

The true-crime series will be released on Netflix on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. As always, you can expect the show to drop at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m ET on its release date.

Bad Vegan cast

Tiger King‘s Chris Smith directed and executive produced the documentary. The names of the cast members are unknown. However, the series includes interviews with the employees who worked at Sarma Melngailis vegan restaurant, police who worked on the case, and even the celebrity restaurateur herself.

Bad Vegan synopsis

The four-part docuseries shows the downfall of celebrity restaurateur Sarma Melngailis. Sarma was known for her popular vegan restaurant Pure Food and Wine in New York City. The restaurant was frequented by many celebrities like Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Gisele Bündchen, just to name a few.

But her celebrated restaurateur status turns to fugitive when she becomes romantically involved with Anthony Strangis, a convict who had prior arrests for grand theft and for impersonating a police officer. Sarma and Anthony become runaway fugitives after swiping nearly $2 million from investors and employees.

We shared the official synopsis via Netflix below:

"From Chris Smith, the executive producer of Tiger King and director of Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened, comes BAD VEGAN: FAME. FRAUD. FUGITIVES., a wild four-part documentary series that explores how Sarma Melngailis, the celebrity restaurateur behind the glittering New York hotspot Pure Food and Wine, went from being the queen of vegan cuisine to being known as the “Vegan Fugitive.” Shortly after meeting a man named Shane Fox on Twitter in 2011, Melngailis begins draining her restaurant’s funds and funneling the money to Fox after he cons her into believing he could make her dreams — from expanding her food empire to making her beloved pitbull immortal — a reality…but only if she continues to obey his every request without question. A few years later the couple, now married and on the lam after stealing nearly $2 million from the restaurant and its staff, are found holed up in a Tennessee motel by law enforcement. Their undoing? A charge made under Fox’s real name, Anthony Strangis, for a Domino’s pizza. BAD VEGAN: FAME. FRAUD. FUGITIVES. takes viewers on a journey more bizarre than fiction."

Bad Vegan trailer

Take a look at the official trailer to get a glimpse of what this exciting true-crime series will be about right below!

Bad Vegan drops on Netflix on March 16, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET. Will you be watching the limited series?

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