Netflix's 'Wormwood' Uncovers The C.I.A's Attempts At Using LSD For Mind Control

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A mind-bending mixture of documentary and fiction, Netflix's high octane new 'Docudrama' Wormwood will attempt to unravel the CIA's involvement in using LSD for mind control, as well as a very mysterious murder case.

A six-part mini-series directed by legendary documentarian Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War), Wormwood tells the story of Frank Olson, a bacteriologist who, while working for the CIA, fell to his death from a New York hotel in December 1953 under murky circumstances.

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Initially reported as a suicide, new evidence has emerged that raises questions about the official verdict.

Featuring real-life testimonies as well as acted out sequences, Peter Sarsgaard stars as Frank Olson, the scientist who it's claimed was secretly dosed with LSD just days before falling from a New York City hotel room.

At the time, many of Olson's CIA colleagues were working on the agency's secretive mind control project, MKUltra, which only adds to the controversy surrounding his death.

More than two decades after his "suicide", Olson's family were awarded a $750,000 settlement from the CIA, which hasn't stopped Olson's son Eric in his hunt for the truth about his father's death.

Wormwood is available on Netflix from 15 December.