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10 Miniseries Inspired By True Stories For You Who Loved “Welcome To The Neighborhood”



The thriller mini-series ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’ (‘The Watcher’), from prolific director Ryan Murphy, recently arrived on Netflix and is already winning over the platform’s subscribers.

In the plot, the Brannock family’s dream of living in the perfect house quickly turns into a nightmare. The spooky letters are just the start of everything to come after the neighborhood’s dark secrets are revealed. Inspired by a True Story.

Starring names like Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Coolidge, Noma Dumezweni and more, the production helped rekindle audiences’ taste for miniseries based on true stories.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a brief list of ten productions of the genre to check out after “Welcome to the Neighborhood.”


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Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) is a young, lower-middle-class Irish woman who decides to try life in Canada. Hired to work as a cleaner at the home of Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), she is sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murder of her employer and housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin). After 16 years since the immigrant’s incarceration, Dr. Simon Jordan (Edward Holcroft) falls in love with Grace and will do anything to find out the truth about the affair.

Tilly Mitchell (Patricia Arquette) is an upstate New York prison worker who finds herself involved with two inmates Richard Matt (Benicio Del Toro) and David Sweat (Paul Dano). It is then that she decides to help them escape from prison. The production received critical and public acclaim, earning numerous Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Actor for Del Toro, and Outstanding Actress for Arquette.

John Paul Getty III, heir to an oil empire, is kidnapped by gangsters, who demand a million dollar sum in exchange for the teenager’s release. While the family doesn’t seem to care about the kidnapping, John Paul spends five months in captivity and even lost an ear at the hands of criminals. Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Brandon Fraser and others were among the cast.

In the 1960s, homosexuality was being legalized in the UK. Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) is the leader of the British Liberal Party and hides his romantic relationship with another man, Norman (Ben Whishaw). Some time later, when her ex-lover threatens to reveal the affair, Thorpe decides to devise a plan of action that ends up exposing the whole scandal.

“Eyes That Doom” has become one of the most important and critically acclaimed miniseries of the past decade and was born from the mind of none other than Ava Duvernay. The plot tells the story of five black Harlem teenagers convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four-part miniseries traces the trajectory of Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise, from the first interrogations in 1989 to the acquittal in 2002 and the subsequent compensation agreement with the city from New York in 2014.

Chernobyl tells the story of the explosion that occurred at the nuclear power plant that gives the title its name. In 1986, in Ukraine, the accident killed dozens of people and turned out to be the biggest nuclear disaster in history. As the world mourns what happened, scientist Valery Legasov (Jared Harris), physicist Ulana Khomyuk (Emily Watson) and Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina (Stellan Skarsgård) attempt to uncover the causes of the accident. After the devastating accident, everyone who came into direct contact with the plant’s radiation suffered terrible side effects, developing burns and wounds all over their bodies. Among them, firefighter Vasily (Adam Nagaitis), one of the first to arrive at the scene of the accident. His pregnant wife Lyudmilla (Jessie Buckley) is also exposed to high levels of radiation when she finally reunites with her husband in hospital, in isolation. Valery and Ulana go up against extremely powerful people in an attempt to expose the negligence and recklessness behind the accident.


The famous series “Unbelievable” follows an 18-year-old girl (Kaitlyn Dever) who tells the police that she was raped in her own apartment, then later retracts her version. The case was only able to move forward when two female detectives (Toni Collette and Merritt Wever) took the lead and better understood the context of the event.

The plot follows journalist Vivian (Anna Chlumsky) as she investigates the life of the glamorous and mysterious Anna Delvey (Julia Garner), a young woman who is rising to prominence in the gossip tabloids. The socialite apparently enjoys a life of luxury and partying as a millionaire German heiress, but in fact Anna uses this facade to pull off numerous scams on banks and wealthy young people. After getting a $40 million loan to open a nightclub, Anna’s scams come to light and she ends up being prosecuted and arrested. When she is approached by Vivian, she finally decides to tell how she managed to become one of the greatest figures of the bourgeois elite of New York even coming from a poor background.

Dr. Suzanne Mathis (Emily Deschanel) is a psychiatrist working in a clinic that cares for traumatized youth. When young Mae (Madeleine Arthur) arrives rescued after years of abuse, Suzanne sympathizes with the girl’s past and decides to help her by taking her home. Soon, Mae shows unusual behavior that frightens the psychiatrist’s family, and little by little she discovers that the girl is from a strange sect located in northern Ohio. The deeper she delves into the origins of this reclusive community, the more Suzanne becomes convinced that Mae is hiding dark secrets.

“Dahmer: An American Cannibal” follows the trajectory of infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (Evan Peters). The production explores the killer’s youth through to adulthood and paints a complex portrait of the mind behind the monster that claimed the lives of 17 men and boys. Born in Milwaukee, Dahmer terrorized the state of Wisconsin in the 1980s. In addition to brutal murders, Jeffrey also committed sexual violence and torture against his victims. His heinous crimes made him one of America’s most notorious and feared serial killers. Even her neighbor, Glenda Cleveland (Niecy Nash), tried in various ways to report Dahmer’s suspicious behavior for years, the police ignored her, facilitating the actions of the serial killer. Primarily targeting black gay men, Dahmer got away with years for the simple fact that authorities ignored the victims’ disappearances.

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