New Netflix true crime documentary examines three of the biggest heists in US history 4 months ago

New Netflix true crime documentary examines three of the biggest heists in US history

One to add to your watch list next month.

With shows like Making a Murderer, Tiger King and Wild Wild Country, Netflix has made itself known in recent years for putting out a whole lot of gripping and fascinating true-crime documentaries.


Given the streaming service's track record in this area, its upcoming six-episode series Heist has piqued our interest. It promises to chronicle three of the biggest heists in modern American history as explained by the people who pulled them off.

Heist's synopsis reads: "A 21-year-old woman steals millions in Vegas casino cash. An aspiring father swipes a fortune from the Miami airport... and uses TV shows to learn how to get away with it. A Kentucky dad is accused of one of the biggest bourbon burglaries in history. "

The show will recount the heists listed above through reenactments, original interviews, and "a fast-paced style that fits perfectly into the cinematic canon alongside films like Ocean’s Eleven and Catch Me If You Can," according to Netflix.

"Viewers will see how the subjects select their targets, the meticulous planning that goes into the job, the sweet glory of success and the boneheaded errors that lead investigators straight to the truth.

"The perpetrators sit down for in-depth, frequently emotional conversations, alongside family members, accomplices, and the law enforcement officers who eventually brought them to justice."

Directors Derek Doneen (The Price of Free), Martin Desmond Roe (Two Distant Strangers) and Nick Frew (We Are the Champions) will each take the helm of a single heist told over two episodes.

The series will be released on Netflix in Ireland on 14 July. Check out its energetic and thrilling trailer below.


Clip via Netflix