Louis Theroux Is Back With Not One But Three New Documentaries

They promise to investigate the ‘uniquely devastating challenges’ facing America...


by Danielle Fowler |
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When we first heard that Louis Theroux is taking on Donald Trump in a new one-of-a-kind documentary, we couldn’t wait.

So imagine how we felt when we learnt that the legendary documentary filmmaker is set to return to BBC Two with a three-part special.

Today, Theroux revealed to The Independent that he has been busy investigating the ‘uniquely devastating challenges’ currently facing America and that the new documentaries will touch on murder, sex trafficking and the growing heroin epidemic.

“I immerse myself in some of the most dysfunctional and disturbing aspects of American society,” Theroux told the newspaper. “They combine hard-hitting actuality with intimate interviews.”

He continued: “I have been granted access to the police in several states; I’ve got to know the people affected by crime; and I’ve also spent time with the perpetrators of crime, with the idea of understanding the causes of it, both on a systemic level and also in a very personal way.”

Despite rumours, the documentaries entitled Murder in Milawaukee, Opiate City and Sex Trafficking Houston will not investigate Trump’s controversial rise to power.

For Murder in Milwaukee, Theroux spent time in one of the most impoverished cities in the United States investigating the growing tension between police and the African-American community following two shootings.

In the second documentary, Theroux travels to Huntington, West Virginia where it is reported that one in ten babies are born addicted to opiates. He investigates how the country’s recent crackdown on prescription drugs has resulted in an addiction to heroin.

The third, will focus on human trafficking in North America. In the documentary, Theroux interviews women who work in the sex industry in order to garner a greater understanding of the relationship between pimp and prostitute.

Patrick Holland, BBC Two’s channel editor, told The Independent: “This is so exciting. It is always a real event to have a new series from Louis on BBC Two. This trilogy promises to be hugely timely and challenging, it has never been more important to engage with the forces shaping modern America.”

The documentaries are set to air later this year but exact dates have yet to be confirmed.

Watch this space.

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