The true crime obsession is here to stay, at least for another year. Hulu's (fictional) Only Murders in the Building has been renewed for a second season. Real-life sleuths have been dogged in solving the mystery of Gabby Petito, raising concerns about the ethics of amateur detectives. (Not to mention the issue of racism: Would America be so fascinated by this case if Gabby weren't white?) But I digress. Netflix has loaded up on even more documentary films and series to satisfy your cravings this winter.
First up is Tiger King 2, following up on the wildly popular series from last year. While many people are probably over the saga of Joe Exotic (who never got that pardon from President Trump), a whole lot has happened in the past 18 months. Both Doc Antle and Jeff Lowe faced legal trouble, and Carole Baskin made a brief run on Dancing with the Stars.
Next year boasts even more true crime, kicking off with The Puppet Master. This isn't the surprisingly long-running horror franchise, but a three-part doc on "one of the world's most audacious conmen." The series hails from the directors of The Imposter, which shocked audiences in 2012. After that, the almost-rhyming Tinder Swindler debuts, focusing on the women who exposed a notorious dating-app fraud.
Finally, we get a little more trendy with another film and series. Trust No One features swindled investors as they try to learn more about the death of cryptocurrency baron Gerry Cotten and his ill-gotten gains. And later in the year, Bad Vegan debuts, following restaurateur Sarma Melngalis and the con man who promised her an empire but siphoned off her fortune.