Netflix’s New True Crime Series ‘The Keepers’ Gets May Air Date

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19 Apr 17

Whilst we wait for the 2nd season of Making a Murderer, Netflix are adding a new true crime documentary series called The Keepers from the 19th May 2017.

From director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, Good Ol’ Freda) The Keepers is a 7 part docu-series about the unsolved murder of a Baltimore nun, and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death. Sister Cathy Cesnik was a beloved nun and Catholic high school teacher in Baltimore who went missing on the 7th November 1969. Nearly two months later, her body was found, and to this day her murder remains unsolved.

The case remained in the unsolved murders file of the Baltimore Police, but interest resurfaces in the 90s when a woman only referred to as ‘Jane Doe’, but was one of Sister Cathy’s former students, came forward to share her experience of horrendous sexual abuse by the high school’s chaplain.

Incredibly, ‘Jane Doe’ revealed she was also taken to Sister Cathy’s undiscovered body and told, “See what happens when you say bad things about people.” Despite this and testimony from other victims and witnesses of abuse, no one was held accountable, and the story was largely unreported outside of Baltimore.

Through conversations with dozens of friends, relatives, journalists, government officials and Baltimore citizens determined to uncover the truth, Ryan pieces together a story that goes beyond the death of a beloved Catholic schoolteacher to encompass clergy abuse, repressed memories and government and religious institutions that he says “at best, dropped the ball over the last 45 years – and, at worst, covered it up.”

The Keepers will arrive on Netflix from the 19th May 2017.