Hey, y’all. If you’re like me, you don’t let the holiday season stop you from watching your murder shows. Remember when Netflix released Making a Murderer in December 2015? One of my favorite Christmas breaks ever. I like to know what docs are coming out so that I have something to look forward to, so I compiled a list of true crime documentaries coming to streaming services near you. Here’s a list of 7 new true crime documentaries to watch in December 2022. Oh, and happy holidays!
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The Masked Scammer (12/1/22)
Featuring interviews with his accomplices and victims alike, this deep dive explores how a master con man scammed French elites out of millions of euros.Netflix
In Broad Daylight: The Navarte Case (12/8/22)
This documentary unveils evidence of corruption in the investigation into the murder of five people in the Navarte neighborhood of Mexico City in 2015.Netflix
I AM A KILLER Season 4 (12/21/22)
Death row inmates convicted of capital murder give firsthand accounts of their crimes in this documentary series.
Unveiled: Surviving La Luz Del Mundo (12/6/22)
This documentary series explores the horrifying, yet relatively unknown story of the Christian church La Luz del Mundo (LLDM) and the sexual abuse that scores of members, many of them minors, say they have suffered at the hands of its successive leaders, known as the “Apostles.” Told from the point of view of the survivors who met to share their stories of abuse, the series chronicles the history of one of the most powerful religious groups not only in Mexico where it was founded, but also in the United States, while giving voice to the men and women who were brave enough to stand up and call out the heinous crimes.HBO
Under the guise of the only true church offering eternal salvation, LLDM, which claims to have congregations in over 50 countries and over five million followers, was founded in 1926 by Aarón Joaquín Gonzalez. Joaquín Gonzalez was succeeded by his son and then grandson, all three Apostles said to be appointed by “divine revelation.” Now, scores of former members have come forward to describe how the Apostles built and maintained a system to procure and groom children for abuse. The series culminates in the events leading up to the 2019 arrest of the current Apostle, Naasón Joaquín García and his present-day trial, shedding light on a story that was all but ignored by mainstream media, and illustrating the positive power of social media to unite and provide agency to the survivors.
RETROGRADE captures the final nine months of America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan from multiple perspectives: one of the last U.S. Special Forces units deployed there, a young Afghan general and his corps fighting to defend their homeland against all odds, and the civilians desperately attempting to flee as the country collapses and the Taliban take over. From rarely seen operational control rooms to the frontlines of battle to the chaotic Kabul airport during the final U.S. withdrawal, Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman’s latest film offers a cinematic and historic window onto the end of America’s longest war, and the costs endured for those most intimately involved.National Geographic
Jamie vs. Britney: The Father Daughter Trials (12/17/22)
Finally free from a conservatorship, pop star Britney Spears is speaking her mind. But do we know the full story? Was it a scheme by her father, Jamie, to exploit his daughter’s success? Or was it necessary to protect the stressed star? “Jamie vs Britney: The Father-Daughter Trials” examines the complicated personal and legal situation beginning on Dec. 17.thestreamable.com
Deadliest Mums & Dads, Season 2 (12/19/22)
Shocking stories of parents who killed their own children.Discovery +
I’m most excited for Unveiled: Surviving La Luz Del Mundo on HBO. Which ones will you be watching? Let me know in the comments below. And if I’ve missed any new docs coming out in December, let me know!