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Netflix Show Unbelievable Is Based On A True Story

If you a crime series bug, then the latest web series Unbelievable forecasts in Netflix is expected to be going on your top list.

The latest Netflix web series starring Toni Collette, Kaitlyn Dever, and Maritt Wever, is based on a “remarkable true story”. 

Over eight traumatic episodes, Unbelievable depicts the terrible tale of young Marie Adler, who went to police after she was attacked and raped in her home – only to find that no one believes her, not even her close ones. 

The web series simultaneously follows investigations of Detective Rasmussen and Detective Duvall, as they tried tracking down a serial rapist.

The scariest part of Unbelievable is that the series is based on a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Report of a true story that was written by Ken Armstrong and T. Christian Miller, named An Unbelievable Story of Rape.

As per an article on ‘The Marshall Project’, Marie woke up a night to find a man threatening over her with a sharp knife. The rapist tied her up with his own shoelaces, gagged her, and brutally raped her for hours before leaving her wounded.   

Marie managed to cut herself free of his shoelace and lodged a complaint to the police. However, her former foster mother and her friend Peggy start assuming that the entire story she made up due to some unusual behaviour. This led the police to consider her as guilty of lodging a false report.  

However, Detectives Denver and Colorado have noticed similarities between a very evaluated series of rapes that shared the same note that of Marie.

A detailed synopsis of Netflix reads:

“Teenager Marie Adler (Kaitlyn Dever) files a police report claiming she’s been sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home.”

“However, the investigating detectives, as well as the people closest to her, come to doubt the truth of her story.”

“Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, detectives Grace Rasmussen and Karen Duvall (Emmy winners Toni Collette and Merritt Wever) meet while investigating an eerily similar pair of intruder rapes and partner to catch a potential serial rapist.”

“Unbelievable is inspired by the real events in The Marshall Project and ProPublica Pulitzer Prize-winning article, An Unbelievable Story of Rape, written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, and the This American Life radio episode, Anatomy of Doubt.”

With episodes of Unbelievable directed by Oscar nominees Lisa Cholodenko and Susannah Grant, it is a story of foul trauma, astounding resilience, and resolute tenacity. 

Unbelievable featured today on Netflix. 

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