The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez trailer previews Netflix’s new true crime docuseries
Netflix has released the official trailer for their newest true crime documentary series titled The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez, which offers an in-depth look at the murder case of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez where the government was also put on trial for failing to protect the boy despite gathered evidence of abuse. The six-part docuseries will be available for streaming on February 26. Check out the video in the player below!
In 2013, 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez died as a result of horrific and prolonged abuse by his mother and her boyfriend. In the wake of the tragedy, a demand for justice and accountability exploded in Los Angeles County.
This six-part documentary series offers an inside look at the trial as well as an eye-opening investigation into the government systems that failed to protect Gabriel, despite multiple reports and warning signs. Along with shedding light on an important story, The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez serves as a wake-up call to reexamine the structures designed to protect children in need.
The docuseries is directed by award-winning filmmaker Brian Knappenberger (We Are Legion, The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz). This will be Knappenberger’s second collaboration with Netflix, who worked together on 2017’s documentary film Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press which centers on the effects of big money on American journalism.