Netflix's New True Crime Show About a Murdered Nun Sounds *Crazy* Gripping

Who killed Sister Cathy?

Fans of Making A Murderer, listen up: Netflix is about to release a new true-crime series to fill the hole in your life that's been there gaping ever since you devoured the popular documentary two years ago.

The new seven-part series, titled The Keepers, details the unsolved murder of 26-year-old Sister Catherine Cesnik—known as Sister Cathy—a nun and schoolteacher who went missing from Baltimore in 1969, People reports. Two months after she vanished, her beaten body was found in a field, but nobody was ever found guilty of her murder, and the case has since gone cold.

But Netflix's new docu-series picks it back up as it follows two amateur detectives who investigate the incident, delving into the nun's life, tracking down people she knew, and revealing potential clues into the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death.

Police apparently initially thought Sister Cathy had been the unfortunate victim of a robbery, but in 1994, a woman changed all that when she came forward and revealed she had been sexually assaulted by a local priest around that time, and that the deceased nun had been one of very few people who had known about it. It was then suggested that the priest in question may have killed Sister Cathy to shut her up.

But this hasn't ever been proven, and there's also some very interesting speculation the Church may have asked the police to drop the case entirely...

As of yet, it's all pretty hush-hush where The Keepers is concerned; the trailer hasn't even been released yet, but is expected to come out this week. The series itself lands in full on Netflix on May 19, though, so not too long to wait until it's socially acceptable to cancel all plans because you'd rather sit inside to indulge in some good, old-fashioned binge-watching.

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Catriona Harvey-Jenner

Cat is Cosmopolitan UK's features editor covering women's issues, health and current affairs. newsfeatures and health. The route to her heart is a simple combination of pasta and cheese (somewhat ironic considering the whole health writing thing), and she finds it difficult to commit to TV series so currently has about 14 different ones on the go.