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‘Captive’ Trailer: Netflix True-Crime Documentary Series Examines Hostage Situations Around The World

The series is executive produced by Doug Liman, director of "The Edge of Tomorrow" and "The Bourne Identity."




Netflix has had quite a bit of success in the true crime realm over the last year. Their series “Making a Murderer,” about the story of Wisconsin native Steven Avery, garnered widespread critical acclaim and plenty of media attention. Now, Netflix returns to the genre with their new series “Captive,” from two-time Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn (“Man on Wire”) and executive producer Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity”). The series examines the most challenging hostage situations of our times, from the highest-profile cases to those kept hidden from the public around the globe. It explores the viewpoints of every party involved: the victims, their families, experienced negotiators and the kidnappers themselves. Watch a trailer for the series below.

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Though Liman is best known for directing “The Bourne Identity,” he has also directed a number of acclaimed or successful films over the past 20 years: “Swingers,” “Go,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and most recently, “Edge of Tomorrow.” He has also executive produced a few previous TV shows, most notably USA’s “Suits” as well as the drama “Covert Affairs” and the MTV comedy “I Just Want My Pants Back.” Liman recently directed a new VR series “Invisible.”

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“Captive” will make its world premiere at DOC NYC tomorrow, November 11. The series will then launch globally on Netflix on December 9.

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