via The Hollywood Reporter
by Lesley Goldberg
August 3, 2017
The eight-episode scripted comedy hails from Funny or Die.
File this one under It Was Bound to Happen.
Netflix, the streaming giant that found success with docuseries Making a Murderer, has greenlighted a true-crime satire series called American Vandal. (Watch the trailer, above.)
The eight-episode scripted comedy from Funny or Die and CBS Television Studios was created by Tony Yacenda (Pillow Talking) and Dan Perrault (Honest Trailers) with Dan Lagana (Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous) set as showrunner. It will premiere Friday, Sept. 15 across the globe. Yacenda directs and Jimmy Tatro (22 Jump Street) stars.
Here’s how Netflix describes the show: “American Vandal is a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled senior (and known dick-drawer) Dylan Maxwell. Not unlike its now iconic true-crime predecessors, the addictive American Vandal will leave one question on everyone’s minds until the very end: Who drew the dicks?”