Unbelievable’ Season 1: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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If there’s one genre Originals have excelled in, then it definitely would be crime dramas. With such shows like Mindhunter and Narcos under Netflix’s belt, we can’t wait to see what the streaming service has in store for us with Unbelievable. We have all the information you need to know on Unbelievable, including the Netflix release date, plot, cast, and trailer.

Unbelievable is an upcoming Netflix Original crime drama created by Susannah Grant and based on the shocking piece of investigative journalism “An Unbelievable Story of Rape.” 

The series was produced by CBS Television but will air exclusively on Netflix.

What is the plot of Unbelievable?

Teenager Marie Adler is charged with lying after falsifying a report that she was raped. Meanwhile, two detectives are following a trail of unsolved rape cases similar to the report given by Marie. As the two detectives follow the twisted trail left behind by the perpetrators of the crimes the shocking truth is revealed.

Who is in the cast of Unbelievable?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in Unbelievable:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Detective. Grace Rasmussen Toni Collette Little Miss Sunshine | Hereditary | About a Boy
Detective. Karen Duvall Merritt Wever Signs | Michael Clayton | Birdman
Marie Adler Kaitlyn Dever Booksmart | Short Term 12 | Justified
Donald Hughes John Hartmann The Last Tycoon | The Good Place | The Office
TBA Vanessa Bell Calloway Coming to America | What’s Love Got to Do with It | Daylight
TBA Danielle Macdonald Birdbox | Dumplin’ | Pati Cake$
TBA Kai Lennox Beginners | Green Room | Boogie Nights
TBA Dale Dickey Hell or High Water | Iron Man 3 | The Pledge
TBA Austin Hebert Jack Reacher: Never Go Back | Above Suspicion | 12 Strong
TBA Elizabeth Marvel Lincoln | Gifted | Burn After Reading
TBA Omar Maskati Better Call Saul | Revenge Tour | Broad City
TBA Liza Lapira 21 | Fast & Furious | Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Christopher McArthy Blake Ellis Revisions | Red Tails | These Four Walls

Kaitlyn Dever is one actress we choose in our Resident Evil series cast wishlist!

What is “An Unbelievable Story of Rape?”

“An Unbelievable Story of Rape” is a piece of investigative journalism by T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project.

It was first published in 2015 and it wasn’t long before the story spread like wildfire across the internet.

The story told the real-life tale of rape victim Marie and other victims that had been assaulted by a serial rapist. Marie had reported her rape but was found to be “lying” about the crime and was charged for wasting police time. Sadly this would not be the first or last instance in which a woman had reported a rape only to be told she was a liar. The story also divulged into the investigation of the rapes, which was lead by Detective Stacy Galbraith.

The full story can be found here. It’s certainly worth reading and the shocking tale is harrowing, to say the least.

Both authors of “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” have also appeared on the BBC to talk about the article and their investigation into chronicling the crimes that took place.

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Stills/Images of Unbelievable

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How many episodes will Unbelievable air?

Unbelievable will arrive with eight episodes.

What will the episode run times be?

The episode run times have yet to be revealed but we can get a rough idea how long each episode will be.

As the series will only have eight episodes it stands to reason that each episode will be roughly an hour long.

Will the series be available to stream in 4K?

At the time of writing Netflix hasn’t confirmed if the series will be available in 4K.

Has a trailer been released?

Netflix dropped the trailer on July 18th. While at the time of writing it hasn’t exceeded 1 million views, we’re expecting the series to be a smash hit upon release.

When is the Netflix release date?

Unbelievable will be available to stream on Netflix on Friday the 13th of September, 2019.

Is the series a global Original?

That is correct, Unbelievable is a global Netflix Original and will be available to stream worldwide.

What time can I stream Unbelievable from?

The following table below are the times that Unbelievable will be available to stream in the different regions across the world:

Time Zone Time available to stream
Pacific Standard Time 12:00 AM
Mountain Standard Time 1:00 AM
Central Standard Time 2:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time 3:00 AM
British Summer Time 8:00 AM
Central European Time 9:00 AM
Eastern European Time 10:00 AM
India Standard Time 12:30 PM
Japan Standard Time 16:00 PM
Australian Eastern Time 18:00 PM
New Zealand Day Light Time 20:00 PM

New releases are always dropped at midnight Pacific Standard Time. This means subscribers across the other side of the world receive new titles later in the evening.

Why there won’t be another season of Unbelievable

This is because the series has been acknowledged as being “Limited” or as a “Miniseries” to others.

Unbelievable has one story to tell and will do so in the eight episodes it has been given.

Are you looking forward to the release of Unbelievable? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.