Netflix’s newly announced satire “American Vandal” will send up the true crime genre, poking fun at the streaming platform’s hit docu-series “Making a Murderer” and “The Keepers.”
The eight-episode scripted half-hour parody takes the self-serious tone of TV’s recent true crime wave and applies it to the absurd subject matter of a high school prank that leaves 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.
The series, which will premiere on the streaming platform Sept. 15, hails from co-creators Tony Yacenda (“Pillow Talking”) and Dan Perrault (“Honest Trailers”), and showrunner Dan Lagana (“Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous”).
Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro, Camille Hyde, Eduardo Franco, Jessica Juarez, Lou Wilson, Camille Ramsey, Calum Worthy and G Hannelius star in the series, produced for Netflix by CBS Television Studios, Funny Or Die and 3Arts.
Joe Farrell also serves as executive producer on the series for Funny or Die, alongside Ari Lubet, Josh Lieberman and Michael Rotenberg for 3Arts.