'American Vandal', Netflix's New True Crime Parody About A High School Dick Drawer, Looks Hilarious

Show sends up Making A Murderer, The Keepers and the rest perfectly

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Ever since Making A Murderer turning the nation overnight into budding amateur detectives and justice campaigners (if you watched it in one go, as many of us did), TV producers have been looking for their own way of reviving the genre that has long reigned supreme in your local library's non-fiction paperback section: true crime.

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In fact, the station themselves did it with the well-made but almost unwatchable grim The Keepers, an account of murder and sex abuse centred around a Catholic high school in Baltimore.

With their next project, Netflix are both acknowledging the trend they started and taking the piss out of themselves for it - American Vandal "explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalised with phallic images."

The synopsis continues: "Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled senior (and known dick-drawer) Dylan Maxwell."

Basically its a whodunit centred around a case of dick drawing that could go all the way to the top of the high school administration, and by the looks of the trailer, it has parodied the true crime tropes we've gotten so used to perfectly.