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Fool Me Once knocked off Netflix’s top spot by new true crime series that left viewers 'speechless'

Rhiannon Ingle

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Fool Me Once knocked off Netflix’s top spot by new true crime series that left viewers 'speechless'

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Move aside Fool Me Once - there's a brand new true crime series that has just knocked the Harlan Coben adaptation off Netflix’s top spot.

Millions tuned in to binge-watch Coben's Fool Me Once since its release at the start of the month (1 January) helping the eight-part series skyrocket to the very top of the streaming giant's list of its top 10 TV shows.

However, after 17 consecutive days holding the top spot - Fool Me Once is now in second place after a brand-new true crime thriller.

And, from the reaction its had on viewers, it's no surprise.

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Check out the official trailer here:

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American Nightmare only dropped on the streaming platform couple days ago (17 January) - but it's got people invested.

It follows the story of the 'real-life Gone Girl', where a couple, Denise Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, were awoken in the dead of night while asleep in their home in Vallejo, California in 2015 by a couple of home invaders.

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Huskins was then kidnapped, leading to a huge search to find her - only for her to reappear two days later.

American Nightmare was brought to you by filmmakers, Felicity Morris and Bernadette Higgins, who had huge success with their 2022 documentary, The Tinder Swindler.

The brand-new true crime thriller dropped on Netflix earlier this week (17 January). Credit: Netflix
The brand-new true crime thriller dropped on Netflix earlier this week (17 January). Credit: Netflix

"A lot of crime stories are very linear and obvious from the start. What was really intriguing about this story was the fact that every time you think you know what’s happened, there’s another twist," Higgins told Tudum.

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"Everyone thinks they know the ending from the start. In this story, few people would’ve ever predicted that the truth was indeed the truth."

I'm already hooked.

And it seems I'm not the only one as viewers have already raced to social media to share their praise for the three-part true crime doc.

Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn. Credit: Netflix
Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn. Credit: Netflix
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One X (formerly Twitter), user wrote: "American Nightmare took me through it! I cried two times and I’m speechless. Shout out to Officer Misty Carausu for actually doing her job!"

A second penned: "American Nightmare on Netflix is so heartbreaking and soul crushing to watch but it’s a must-watch!"

"I just finished watching American Nightmare on Netflix and wow. Talk about twists and turns!" echoed a final fan.

"Absolutely compelling viewing and such an emotional ending. Kudos to all involved in making this show.

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"Fantastic!"

American Nightmare is available to stream on Netflix now.

Topics: Documentaries, Netflix, TV And Film, True Crime

Rhiannon Ingle
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