Were you hooked on Netflix’s Making A Murderer? Then chances are you won’t want to miss the streaming service’s next major documentary series, The Keepers.
The new documentary series will focus on the unsolved murder of a Baltimore nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik, who disappeared in November 1969. Her decomposed body was found in a field two months after her disappearance.
The case is nearly 50 years old, and the new series follows the friends, relatives, journalists and Baltimore residents desperate to discover what really happened.
Watch the trailer for The Keepers below
Director Ryan White leads the series, following the story and interviewing dozens of people connected to the case.
The Baltimore Sun reveals that Cesnik, who “taught English and drama at Archbishop Keough High School” was very popular among her students. A priest on staff at the school – and some students – were considered suspects at the time of the initial investigation, but nobody was ever found guilty of her murder.
Now, according to CBS, there’s a chance that there’s new evidence linking Cesnik’s death with a child sex abuse ring. It’s alleged by some that the young nun knew too much about what a powerful priest was up to, and was killed before she could expose him.
Nobody knows what really happened, but the new seven part series will pose some important questions and attempt to solve the mystery.
A Netflix statement confirms: “Through conversations with dozens of friends, relatives, journalists, government officials and Baltimore citizens determined to uncover the truth, White 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 be released on Netflix on 19 May 2017