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Netflix’s True Crime Mockumentary Masterpiece American Vandal Just Dropped a Surprise Season 2 Trailer

One of the surprise breakout TV hits last year was Netflix’s American Vandal. A true crime mockumentary about someone spray painting images of penises on school faculty cars is a funny premise, but I don’t know if anyone was expecting the miniseries to be the absolute masterpiece it turned out to be. The magic of the show was how seriously it committed to its genre, absolutely nailing every true crime convention there is. In addition to being hilarious, the show was amazingly compelling. Watching it, I was consistently surprised by just how invested I was in finding out the answer to the central question: Who drew the dicks?

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Now, Netflix has released a trailer for the second season of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody-winning series, and the premise seems like a natural progression. If season one was all about dick jokes, season two should be poop jokes, right?

In season two, Peter (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam (Griffin Gluck) are following someone going by the name of Turd Burglar, who sabotaged a Catholic school’s cafeteria on their beloved chicken finger Monday. Poisoning the lemonade with laxatives, the Turd Burglar sends the entire school into a fit of mass-pooping.

Who is the Turd Burglar? What’s their motive? Luckily, we’ll only have to wait until September 14th to find out. Weirdly, that’s also the day Netflix is slated to release season five of Bojack Horseman.

Are they trying to bury us in content? Because I’m okay with that.

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Vivian Kane (she/her) is the Senior News Editor at The Mary Sue, where she's been writing about politics and entertainment (and all the ways in which the two overlap) since the dark days of late 2016. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gets to put her MFA to use covering the local theatre scene. She is the co-owner of The Pitch, Kansas City’s alt news and culture magazine, alongside her husband, Brock Wilbur, with whom she also shares many cats.

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