This article discusses the Netflix documentary film Running With The Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee, including the premise, release date, cast, and trailer.
Netflix really does love to deliver bizarre true crime documentaries right to our doorstep. The streamer’s upcoming film Running With The Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee looks set to challenge a number of their other documentaries when it comes to the absurdity stakes.
Is it the next Tiger King? Here’s everything we know about the Netflix documentary.
Netflix’s Running With The Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee premise
As Netflix describes –
“Through raw, revealing footage and interviews with fugitive tech pioneer John McAfee, this documentary uncovers new layers of his wild years on the run.”
Our opinion of the premise
Netflix has massively understated the potential for shocks with this film. A brief glance of John McAfee’s Wikipedia page makes for very interesting reading, and so it is no wonder that someone has taken the plunge to get this made. This particular project isn’t going to be a full biography, which is good considering the runtime — details would likely have been left out and that would leave viewers feeling short-changed in an attempt to cover all.
The production team
- Directors: Charlie Russell
Executive producer: Dov Freedman
John McAfee is featured in archive footage shot by journalist Robert King.
Running With The Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee release date
The Netflix documentary is set to drop on 24th August 2022 – a midweek release that will surely give people plenty to talk about during the final stretch to the weekend.
Is there a trailer?
Yes – watch it here:
It’s been a while since a Netflix true crime doc gripped the world. The times when people were obsessed with the likes of Tiger King or Don’t F**k With Cats seem so long ago — we’re definitely long overdue something stranger than fiction to fixate on. Hopefully, this documentary will provide that outlet — the potential is certainly there, let’s just hope it isn’t squandered!
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