Netflix documentaries have frequently proven to be some of the craziest and most interesting releases on the streaming giant, emphasizing the cliche that facts can occasionally be stranger than fiction. Examples include Tiger King and the recently released Gunther’s Millions.
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In a similar vein, Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal, a new 3-episode Netflix docuseries, will be available to watch starting this week. Fans of the genre will undoubtedly find it difficult to resist it.
When will Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal be released on Netflix?
The docuseries created by Fyre Fraud Emmy nominees Jenner Furst and Jennifer Willoughby Nason will be available to stream on Netflix starting on February 22 at 12 am PT/ 3 am ET/ 1.30 pm IST. Speaking of docuseries, the streamer has released The Romantics, a look into the history of Bollywood. You can check out our guide on the same – here.
Can you watch it for free?
Unfortunately, the streamer does not offer a free trial period. You will have to spend some money and subscribe if you want to catch up on this series and a slew of others as they air. The good news is that you can watch Netflix on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or any other compatible streaming device. However, there are a few offers that you can use to get a free account on the streaming service.
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Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal – Everything you need to know
While other true-crime documentaries have looked into the Murdaugh case, Netflix hopes to delve deeper into this gripping, true-life Southern Gothic tale that has captivated international audiences. The series delves into the fatal February 2019 boat crash involving Murdaugh’s younger son, Paul, the unsolved 2015 homicide of Hampton County teen Stephen Smith, which state police have linked to the Murdaugh family for undisclosed reasons, and the June 2021 murders of Paul and his mother, Maggie, for which Murdaugh was charged, among other crimes.
The Murdaughs were one of South Carolina’s most prominent families. But the death of Mallory Beach in a drunken boating accident began the unravelling of their legacy. When Paul Murdaugh, the alleged boat driver, and his mother Maggie are found brutally murdered two years after the crash, a century of corruption, power, and cover-ups in the Lowcountry is exposed. According to a Netflix media release, “the three-part series will feature first-hand accounts from those on the boat that fateful night, many of whom have not spoken about the crash or double homicide of Maggie and Paul – until now.”
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