Liz Shannon Miller and Aurora Amidon
The joke is that if three examples of one thing happen, you’ve got a trend piece fit for the New York Times. So, what can we take away from the fact that over the next three months, there will be nine new original dramas inspired by, based on, or documenting a relatively recent scandal, crime, or real event? That it’s more than a trend within Hollywood — it’s an obsession.
Sure, “based on a true story” is an all-too-common touchstone for film and television, but of all the major streamers, this spring only Prime Video and Disney+ are missing a new limited series within this genre (and who knows? We still don’t know a lot about Moon Knight).
Below, we break down all of the upcoming limited series currently set to premiere this spring, featuring gangsters, basketball stars, con artists, zookeepers, and entrepreneurs.
— Liz Shannon Miller
Read on in Consequence.
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