EXCLUSIVE: Expectation, the UK production outfit behind Sky’s David Schwimmer comedy Intelligence, has secured its first Netflix original commission — a feature-length documentary on the nail bombings in London 20 years ago.
Titled The Nailbomber, the film will tell the story of how far-right extremist David Copeland detonated three improvised bombs in Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho over three weekends in 1999, killing three people and injuring 140 others.
As well as sensitively exploring the atrocities themselves, The Nailbomber will also show how London communities bonded together to overcome hate. Netflix will premiere the film next year.
It adds to the growing list of true crime documentaries Netflix has commissioned from British producers. Other notable examples include Raw TV’s Don’t F**k With Cats and Pulse Films’ The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann.