From the producers of The Jinx and Get Out comes a haunting new docuseries that digs into a true crime case about an unsolved murder in the American heartland, and how the effects of one sudden act of violence linger to this day. Sound like something you'd be into? Then get ready for Blumhouse Television and Delirio Films's No One Saw a Thing.
In the first trailer for the six-episode documentary series, we're dropped into the seemingly sleepy town of Skidmore, Missouri. Quickly it becomes apparent that looks can be deceiving, however, when it's revealed that the people in Skidmore have communally covered up a fatal act of vigilantism since the 1980s when someone shot the supposed "town bully" dead in front of nearly 60 people in the middle of town. Despite the case garnering national attention decades earlier when the crime took place, the potential witnesses of the Skidmore murder still claim they didn't see a thing. "This town was so full of sin," one woman can be heard saying in the footage, before another person chimes in saying, "No one talked, everyone stuck together."
Through interviews with Skidmore residents and other people involved in the case, No One Saw a Thing will explore the major cover-up that involved practically everyone in town. Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Avi Belkin (Mike Wallace Is Here) serves as director and executive producer alongside Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, and Marci Wiseman. Watch the chilling glimpse of the series above before it arrives on SundanceTV on Aug. 1.