Netflix’s expansion and will to explore almost any form of content is what makes it special. They saw the competition of streaming coming way back when they were solely at the top. Thus, starting a concrete plan to overcome it with their own originals. Whether it be going international with shows and movies or bringing in various content like interactive films and documentaries. As everything works, Netflix has firmly stayed strong on its game. Joining the game is the OTT giant’s new documentary series. Titled “This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist” all set to feature a real-life intriguing heist tale from the 1990s.
This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist is a four-part series arriving on Netflix. It comes from the producers of Netflix’s international crime drama film The Irishmen. The documentary series will set its focus on telling a story of a robbery from the museum of Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner in the 1990s. Here today, we are taking a look at everything we know about the new Netflix original documentary series and what we can expect from it.
What Is The Documentary About?
The official synopsis for This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist tells of two thieves. In 1990, they dressed up as cops broke into a Boston museum stealing beautiful art to make their fortune. This case is considered one of the largest art crimes in the world of art. Diving deep into the museum it’s none other than Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner.
In 1990 during the St. Patrick’s day weekend. Thirteen legendary artworks by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and the others cist of over half a billion dollars were stolen by two thieves. The guards at the museum admitted about two thieves who posed as police offer answered the distress signal. They tied them up to steal the art away. The documentary series will take a look at the leads, dead endings, lucky breaks, and theories surrounding the mystery. You might or might not know but the case event today remains unsolved.
Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner announced a reward of $10 million for the people joining in for help. So the art could be recovered and now Netflix is doing its fair share by bringing the story to a wider audience. Check out the official trailer of his Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist below.
This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist Release Date
This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist is releasing on the 7th of April 2021. It will be available to stream on Netflix around the world in countries where the platform is available. A total of four episodes will be releasing for the first season of This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist compensating the first story. The success of the first season may lead Netflix to renew it for another season run with a new story in hand.
More About This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist
The official trailer of the documentary series further reveals the place as one of the spots for art thieves. The interviews and reports and sightings confirm the involvement of two thieves dressed up as cops entering the place to steal the art away. Still, there were a number of suspects around who would’ve hand behind the stealing of arts. Boston was no less than Wild Wild West during the 90s.
The biggest suspects at that time were the Italian and Irish mob. They were the front runners up for being the suspects realizing the art stolen is quite equal to getting free from jail for a lifetime. The feds will one way or another let you out in front of the arts. The crime was internationally important. In Dublin, it could be sold by IRA as an international currency.
The investigation could’ve gone from South America to Japan with all the suspects connected with it dead or runaway. Still, nobody knows where the art went and where it is today. All will come to conclusion in Netflix’s brand new documentary series This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist.