After 48 years, the unsolved murder of a beloved Baltimore Catholic high school teacher will finally have its day in court, thanks to Netflix.
There’s nothing we love more than a good murder mystery (other than funny cat videos). America’s fascination with true crime was initially piqued by the wildly popular podcast Serial, followed by HBO's twisted miniseries The Jinx and then, the mother of all captivating true crime series, Netflix's Making a Murderer. Now Netflix is teasing the next object of our curious obsession with its latest true crime catnip, The Keepers.
This seven-part series premieres May 19 and reopens the unsolved 1969 murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik. Sister Cathy's murder went unsolved and relatively unexplored until 25 years later, in 1994, when one of her former students (known only as Jane Doe) came forward with some shocking allegations. Doe detailed the treacherous stories of sexual abuse carried out by the high school's chaplain. The abuse reached its apex when Doe was led to Sister Cathy's—yet to be discovered—dead body and warned, “See what happens when you say bad things about people.” BRB, locking all the doors.
The Keepers will take a deep dive into the inner workings of the American justice system through interviews with the amalgam of people relevant to the case. Director Ryan White’s goal is to seek truth and justice amid the corruption that lurks in the very institutions that, “at best, dropped the ball over the last 45 years—and, at worst, covered it up.”
*Picks up jaw from floor*