Netflix Unveils Amanda Knox Documentary

Streaming service to screen docus from Werner Herzog, Leo DiCaprio at Toronto film fest

Netflix, home of the docuseries smash Making a Murderer, will unveil four original documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 8-18), including one about Amanda Knox, the American student in Italy who stood trial there for the murder of her roommate and was eventually released after close to four years in prison.

Netflix describes Amanda Knox, which debuts on the service Sept. 30, as “a human story that goes past the headlines to examine the often fraught relationship between true crime tragedy, justice and entertainment.”

Also on the Netflix docu slate is The White Helmets, from the filmmaking team behind Virunga. Set in Aleppo, Syria and Turkey in early 2016, it follows three volunteer rescue workers amidst the strife. It debuts on Netflix Sept. 16.

Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer’s Into the Inferno, about the “deeply rooted relationship” between humans and volcanoes, debuts on Netflix Oct. 28. Leo DiCaprio’s The Ivory Game, a thriller about ending African elephant extinction, debuts on Netflix Nov. 4.