Published May 13, 2020The central character to an ongoing conspiracy theory concerning a ring of high-profile alleged pedophiles and sex offenders, the late billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, is getting his own Netflix documentary series, arriving later this month. Today, the series has its first official trailer — and it is truly dark.
Created by director Lisa Bryant and filmmaker Joe Berlinger, the new four-part series, titled Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, arrives on the platform on May 27. It will focus on firsthand accounts from Epstein's accusers who are lobbying to have his associates held accountable for their alleged involvement in his crimes, following Epstein's apparent suicide last August.
"He's dead but did not act alone, none of them have been held accountable," an accuser says in the trailer. "The monsters are still out there. You took our freedom, now we're going to take yours."
Netflix bills the show as survivors' document, which examines "how convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein used his wealth and power to carry out his abuses."
Here's the official synopsis:
Leading up to his 2019 arrest, mysterious tycoon Jeffrey Epstein was accused of abusing women and underage girls for decades, assembling a network of enablers to help carry out and cover up his crimes. Epstein came from humble beginnings yet managed to lie and manipulate his way to the top of the financial world. He eventually gained tremendous wealth and power while running an international sex trafficking ring. The serial sex abuser made a secret plea deal with the government in 2008 avoiding a potential life sentence and continued to abuse women. With their frightening firsthand accounts, Epstein's accusers are the leading voices in director Lisa Bryant's four-part docuseries. By revealing their emotional scars, some for the very first time, the sisterhood of survivors intend to stop predators — and the American justice system — from silencing the next generation.
Watch the trailer for Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich below.