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BODKIN Trailer Reveals a True Crime Podcast Series Drenched in Dark Comedy

Readers have found true crime stories fascinating for hundreds of years. Now the explosion of podcasts have made the genre more ubiquitous and popular than ever. Not everything about that is good, but the format has given us something we can all agree is great: television shows that turn the hunt for grisly truths into a discovery of comedy. That’s what Netflix is bringing to airwaves with its new limited-series Bodkin starring Will Forte. He’s heading to the Emerald Isle to investigate a cold case that is much hotter than he ever could have imagined. You can check out the full trailer for Bodkin below.

Bodkin Trailer and Synopsis

Netflix’s new show “based on a true story” is heading to Ireland to find the truth. Or at least to find a decent audio series for people to subscribe to. But what these Bodkin‘s podcasters don’t know is that they’re looking for something no one in this quiet town wants them to find.

In addition to the trailer, here’s the official synopsis for the Bodkin series:

Bodkin is a dark comedic thriller about a motley crew of podcasters (Will Forte, Siobhán Cullen, Robyn Cara) who set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in a quaint, coastal Irish town. But once they start pulling at threads, they discover a story much bigger and weirder than they could have ever imagined. As our heroes try to discern fact from fiction — about the case, about their colleagues, and, most painfully, themselves — the series challenges our perception of truth and exposes the stories we tell ourselves to justify our beliefs or validate our fears.

The streamer also shared the first official images from the show.

Bodkin‘s Release Date and More About the Series

Bodkin‘s producers include Barack and Michelle Obama. It comes from creator Jez Scharf, who also serves as co-showrunner with Alex Metcalf (The Loudest Voice). The series additionally stars Chris Walley (Sean O’Shea) and David Wilmot (Seamus). The season’s seven hour-long episodes will be release on Netflix on May 9.

Whether or not these podcasters make it that far in their case remains to be seen. If they don’t, we might know what a second season will cover.