A story of unspeakable trauma, unwavering tenacity, and astounding resilience.
Netflix’s new limited series Unbelievable is inspired by real events where a teen reports and eventually recants her reported rape, while two female detectives, states away, investigate evidence that could reveal the truth.
When teenager Marie Adler (Kaitlyn Dever) files a police report claiming she’s been sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home, the investigating detectives, as well as the people closest to her, come to doubt the truth of her story. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, detectives Grace Rasmussen and Karen Duvall (Emmy winners Toni Collette and Merritt Wever) meet while investigating an eerily similar pair of intruder rapes and partner to catch a potential serial rapist.
Inspired by the real events in The Marshall Project and ProPublica Pulitzer Prize-winning article, “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, and the This American Life radio episode, “Anatomy of Doubt”, with episodes directed by Oscar nominees Susannah Grant and Lisa Cholodenko.
Showrunner Susannah Grant executive produces the series, from CBS Television Studios, along with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Lisa Cholodenko, Ayelet Waldman, Michael Chabon, Katie Couric, Richard Tofel, Neil Barsky, Robyn Semien, and Marie.
Starring Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine), Meritt Wever (The Walking Dead), and Danielle Macdonald (Dumplin’).
Unbelievable premieres September 13th on Netflix with eight episodes.