In 2015, ProPublica revealed a tragic, deeply infuriating report of a Colorado teenager who instructed police a person had damaged into her dwelling, tied her up and raped her. What adopted was a sequence of impossibly outrageous strikes from individuals in authority who refused to consider her, and appeared bizarrely decided to get her to confess she was mendacity about her assault, all whereas the girl’s precise attacker remained at massive.
That report received a Pulitzer and bought the This American Life therapy (which you’ll take heed to right here), and now it’s getting a Netflix miniseries starring Toni Collette, Merritt Wever and Booksmart breakout Kaitlyn Dever, and written by married novelists Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.
The present is getting rave critiques out of the gates and tells an essential story all-too-often ignored by police procedurals like these — a reminder of the methods gender and assumptions about how “real” victims do and don’t act can gum circumstances up.
The sequence debuts on Netflix on September 13.