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Netflix fans are calling chilling new true crime documentary 'best show of the year'

Emma Guinness

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Netflix fans are calling chilling new true crime documentary 'best show of the year'

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With Dahmer topping Netflix charts, true crime is the order of the day, but it's a documentary about a submarine murder that's being hailed as the 'best show of the year'.

Into the Deep was released on the steaming platform on 30 September, initially premiering back in 2020, and the true crime documentary is receiving rave reviews so far.

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The release of the documentary was reportedly delayed on Netflix because some people involved in its creation objected to it.

The documentary then had to be edited to remove two participants and completely anonymise another.

Into the Deep centres around Danish celebrity and submarine builder Peter Madsen, now 51, who was filmed for what was meant to be a documentary about building a rocket and his quest to become the world's first amateur astronaut.

Instead, the footage captured ultimately helped apprehend the former engineer and entrepreneur for murdering journalist Kim Wall on one of his submarines.

The Netflix documentary's official synopsis reads: "When journalist Kim Wall disappears after boarding inventor Peter Madsen's submarine, his changing story about her fate masks a terrifying truth."

Viewers of the documentary have now been taking to Twitter to praise it, with some lamenting the fact that it's not yet achieved the levels of popularity experienced by the likes of Dahmer.

Peter Madsen was convicted because of the footage in the documentary. Credit: Netflix
Peter Madsen was convicted because of the footage in the documentary. Credit: Netflix

Praising the film, one fan wrote on Twitter: "Into the Deep on @netflix is maybe the best true crime doc of the year. The documentary captures the downward spiral of a murderous psychopath in real time. No dramatised footage needed. Absolutely shocking."

A second lamented: "Watched Into the Deep, a documentary on Netflix about the killing of the journalist Kim Wall and I'm surprised more people aren't talking about it.

"The footage and the way they move back and forth showing the life around the killer is so impressive."

"Just watched Emma Sullivan Into the Deep on Netflix," shared a third. "I followed the case as it happened, but it was so much worse! Brilliantly done!"

"That Into the Deep on Netflix is one of the wildest things I've ever watched," wrote a fourth, while a fifth added: "That was the best true crime doc I've ever seen a masterpiece if you will, watch Into the Deep on Netflix it's INCREDIBLE [sic]."

The documentary shows the engineer joking about violence and murder - as well as revealing tensions between him and others before the horrifying truth was unveiled.

Madsen was ultimately jailed for life for the killing.

Topics: TV And Film

Emma Guinness
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