5 Netflix documentaries announced on crimes, cons and scams

As Netflix continues to explore the spectrum of true crime, they have now zoned in on the area of cons, scams, and cautionary tales. In that spirit, the platform has announced five upcoming documentaries in continuation of the cultural phenomenon.

The documentaries are as follow:

Tiger King 2 (2021)

The global hit Tiger King (An exploration of big cat breeding and its bizarre underworld, populated by eccentric characters), will return to Netflix for more madness and mayhem. 

Directors: Eric Goode, Rebecca Chaiklin

Producers: Chris Smith, Fisher Stevens, Eric Goode, Rebecca Chaiklin

The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman (Premieres in January 2022)

This three-part series tells the jaw-dropping story of one of the world’s most audacious conmen who was convicted in 2005 for stealing fortunes and destroying multiple lives. But now, in an incredible twist, the story reaches into the present day, with a desperate family who fear for their mother’s safety.

Directors: Sam Benstead, Gareth Johnson

Executive Producers: Bart Layton, Rebecca North

The Tinder Swindler (Premieres in February 2022)

The Tinder Swindler tells the story of a prolific conman who posed as a billionaire playboy on Tinder and the women who set out to bring him down.

Director: Felicity Morris

Executive Producers: Bart Layton and Sam Starbuck for RAW; Jeff Gaspin and Eric Levy for Gaspin Media; Stuart Ford and Lourdes Diaz for AGC Studios

Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King (Premieres in 2022)

This documentary follows a group of investors turned sleuths as they try to unlock the suspicious death of cryptocurrency multimillionaire Gerry Cotten and the missing $250 million they believe he stole from them.

Director: Luke Sewell

Executive Producers: Sophie Jones, Morgan Matthews

Bad Vegan (Premieres in 2022)

Celebrity restaurateur Sarma Melngailis becomes the ‘Vegan Fugitive’ when she’s conned out of millions by a man who convinces her that he can expand her food empire and make her beloved pit bull immortal—as long as she never questions his increasingly bizarre requests.

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