Netflix’s ‘Unbelievable’ Trailer Depicts True Story of a Teen Whose Rape Was Dismissed by Cops (Video)

Streaming service also reveals premiere date for series starring Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette and Merritt Wever

Last Updated: July 18, 2019 @ 10:28 AM

Netflix has revealed the trailer and premiere date for “Unbelievable,” and despite its talented cast — including Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette and Merritt Wever — this show will be a tough one to watch.

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

When teenager Marie Adler (Dever, pictured above in-character) files a police report saying she’s been sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home, the investigating detectives, as well as the people closest to her, come to doubt the truth of her story. The male cops come off especially bad here.

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

Watch the trailer above.

Susannah Grant is showrunner on the CBS Television Studios series. Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Lisa Cholodenko, Ayelet Waldman, Michael Chabon,  Katie Couric, Richard Tofel, Neil Barsky, Robyn Semien, and Marie Adler are other executive producers. Grant and Cholodenko will also direct episodes.

“Unbelievable” debuts in its entirety Sept. 13 on Netflix.