Netflix True Crime Doc Murder Among The Mormons Releases First Trailer

Netflix has announced Murder Among the Mormons, an upcoming three-part true-crime documentary series that provides the “the first comprehensive look at one of the most shocking crimes to have ever taken place among the Mormon community and the criminal mastermind behind it all.” The limited series doc hits Netflix on March 3.

Directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and Tyler Measom (An Honest Liar), the film examines a run of three bombings in 1985 that killed two people, severely injured another, “and shocked Salt Lake City.” Of the original events, the official synopsis explains that “the murders send further shockwaves through the community when a trove of early Mormon letters and diaries are found destroyed in the vehicle of the third victim… [these documents] threatened to shake the very foundations of Mormonism.”

Murder Among the Mormons is executive produced by Hess and Measom, plus Joe Berlinger (Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich) and Ryan O’Dowd (senior VP of entertainment development at BBC Studios). Of the documentary, O’Dowd recently told The Hollywood Reporter: “For the first time in more than three decades, Murder Among the Mormons illuminates a dark chapter when a series of deadly pipe bombs had a profound impact on an entire community of faith.”