Official Trailer For Netflix’s New True Crime Documentary ‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Released

American Murder: The Family Next Door

A terrifying trailer of American Murder: The Family Next Door, Netflix’s true-crime documentary has been released.


In the trailer, we can see the start of the relationship between Chris and Shannan. They seemed happy being with each other. Shannan is heard saying – “I went through one of the darkest times of my life, and then I met Chris. And he’s one of the best things that ever happened to me.”


However, their relationship couldn’t have a happy ending as it takes a turn after years of happiness. Their marriage had to go through various tests of rumours and accusations of infidelity. Netflix summary states the documentary to be a gripping and immersive examination of the disintegration of a marriage.

New True Crime Documentary

What is American Murder: The Family Next Door all about?

The documentary will be about the story of the 2018 Watts Family murders in Colorado. The story got all the attention in no time and had grabbed headlines across America.

The story will be about Shannan Watts, her husband, Chris Watts, and her two young daughters, four-year-old Bella and three-year-old Celeste. Then pregnant Shannan along with her daughters had gone missing suddenly from their Colorado town. Chris had initially denied having his involvement in their disappearance. But later he confessed to having them murdered.

The documentary will be showing the viewers exclusive footage gathered from that time. It will consist of police recordings, texts, social media posts, and previously unseen home videos of the Watts family.

When will the documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door release?

The documentary is scheduled to release on September 30, 2020, on Netflix.

It will be directed by Jenny Popplewell and produced by Academy Award winner James Marsh.


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