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Netflix’s New Murder Show ‘The Keepers’ Finally Has A (Very Disturbing) Trailer

The series explores corruption, Catholicism and a grisly murder.

This post discusses sexual abuse.

The mainstream popularity of true crime doesn’t seem to be dissipating, most recently proven by the success of the Serial offshoot podcast S-Town (which wasn’t quite true crime after all, but anyway) and the documentary Casting JonBenetabout the infamous murder of JonBenet Ramsay, premiering on Netflix next week after a successful run at Sundance.

Netflix’s latest grisly offering is The Keepers, a seven-part series about the 1969 murder of a beloved Baltimore nun and “the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death”. Oh, good.

Now that the official trailer has been released, it appears that the series is using the unsolved murder of 26-year-old Sister Cathy Cesnik — whose body was found on a garbage dump with her skull caved in — as the catalyst to investigate the cover up of string of sexual abuses allegedly perpetrated in the Baltimore Catholic church.

It seems as though question isn’t just “Who killed Sister Cathy?” but what did Sister Cathy know that made her such a dangerous person.

Yikes. The Keepers will be available on Netflix from May 19.