Netflix set release date for documentary ‘The Anthrax Attacks’
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Netflix set release date for documentary 'The Anthrax Attacks'

Netflix has always found great joy in documentary series, with modern times being no different, finding success with Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 and The Most Hated Man on the Internet, among others. 

The streaming service is hoping to continue this success with the release of The Anthrax Attacks in autumn, an investigative documentary that looks into the anthrax attacks that killed five Americans and caused 17 to fall ill just one week after 9/11. The story gets even stranger when the FBI discovered that several people across the USA were being sent such spores in postal letters. 

Helmed by the Oscar-nominated director Dan Krauss, who previously made Extremis and The Kill Team, the documentary series is being produced by BBC Studios, meaning that the series will have remarkable access to real FBI emails, notes and interviews. 

Releasing a synopsis about the programme, Netflix states, “The Anthrax Attacks tells the story of the 2001 anthrax attacks on the United States and one of the largest and most complex FBI investigations in the history of law enforcement. Five Americans were killed and at least 17 fell ill in what became one of the worst biological attacks in U.S. history, which followed one week after the September 11 terrorist attacks”. 

Continuing, it reads, “Unfolding across America and beyond, it’s an incredible scientific tale of deadly poison, obsession, and paranoia, all told against the backdrop of the war on terror. Using a combination of interviews and scripted reenactments based on emails and FBI field notes, the documentary feature also shares shocking and heartbreaking stories from investigators, survivors and the families of those who were infected”.

Due to be released on Thursday, September 8th, we can’t wait to delve into the mystery of The Anthrax Attacks.