Warning: graphic footage
True crime documentary Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist a 4 part series by Mark and Jay Duplass, launches on Netflix in May.
Netflix has also announced it will screen acclaimed true crime doco The Staircase, which has screened on SBS, with 3 new episodes.
The truth behind an extraordinary criminal case, known as the “pizza bomber heist,” is brought to light in the four-part original documentary series Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist, from executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass. In 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania, a robbery gone wrong and a terrifying public murder capture the nation’s attention, and a bizarre collection of Midwestern hoarders, outcasts, and lawbreakers play cat-and-mouse with the FBI. Eventually, a middle-aged mastermind named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong — once a town beauty, now a woman grappling with mental illness — is arrested. But 15 years later, Evil Genius proves there’s more to the conspiracy and murders than was ever thought.
Evil Genius, is written & directed by Barbara Schroeder; co-director and executive producer is Trey Borzillieri; executive producers are Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Josh Braun and Dan Braun.
Friday May 11 on Netflix.