When Army scientist Frank Olson plummeted from a New York City hotel window in 1953, was it a suicide or a murder?
Netflix’s six-part true-crime series combines documentary and scripted storytelling as it delves into the CIA, LSD and mind control experiments from the perspective a man’s 60-year quest to uncover the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death. The series mixes interview,
It stars Peter Sarsgaard as Olson, and is directed by renowned filmmaker Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War)
“Wormwood examines this case from every possible angle, bringing the viewer face-to-face with some of the United States’ darkest secrets,” Netflix says of the series. “Wormwood sets a new standard for nonfiction filmmaking and finds Morris working on his grandest canvas yet.”
Wormwood premieres December 15 on Netflix, and will also appear in select theaters.