New Documentary Killer Ratings Has Been Dubbed Netflix's 'Best Yet'
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
Netflix fans have called new documentary Killer Ratings 'completely fascinating, horrifying and insane' after it was claimed that a TV host was ordering the murders that were later featuring on his show.
The seven-part true crime documentary series focuses on the Brazilian television presenter turned politician, Wallace Souza, who was accused of having local people killed in a bid to boost his show's ratings.
The programme, called Canal Livre, was Brazil's equivalent to Crimewatch and it's alleged that Souza was setting up the crimes so that his show could then pretend to 'solve' them.
Canal Livre's camera crew were often on murder scenes before the police were, giving ex-cop Souza the opportunity to condemn corruption within the force.
His ability to be one of the first people to turn up to a crime scene was also what brought about suspicions and 10 years ago, Souza was charged with running a criminal organisation as well as hiring people to complete the murders of at least five others.
When he was charged in 2009, Souza went on the run and denied any involvement in the crimes. He then gave himself up - continuing to protest his innocent - before he died from a heart attack while awaiting trial in 2010.
The series was released on to Netflix on 31 May and already fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts about the show.
'Killer Ratings' is completely fascinating, horrifying and insane. Based on the story of Wallace Souza, a Brazilian television host who ordered murders to bost the ratings of his television show. A real treat for fans of true crime and stranger than fiction documentaries. pic.twitter.com/5ptE0s7e3G
- Liam Pendergast (@neonwhite900) June 6, 2019
Last night I started to watch a new Brazilian true crime series, Killer Ratings - a Netflix Original - and it's really, really good. Fascinating and wild story. Can't wait until I'm tonight to continue with it!
- Fred Andersson (@HomoSatanis) June 6, 2019
@NetflixUK Killer Ratings is the best yet. Wow wow wow great documentary series #KillerRatings #Crazy #Brilliant
- Gareth Brobbin (@GazzaBrobs) June 7, 2019
My God, Killer Ratings on Netflix is worth a watch. Absolutely mental crime documentary series out of Brazil.
- Ben Dirs (@bendirs1) June 4, 2019
Director of Killer Ratings, Daniel Bogado, told The Sun: "What I thought I knew about Wallace Souza when I set out, turned out only to be the starting point of this extraordinary story.
"When I looked deeper, I saw the events that followed were full of the most jaw-dropping turns, twists and shocks which would be deemed too outlandish in a Hollywood script."
Killer Ratings is available on Netflix now.
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