Netflix have released the harrowing true crime documentary series The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez 4 months ago

Netflix have released the harrowing true crime documentary series The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez

Netflix have released the harrowing true crime documentary series The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez.

The streaming service released the trailer for the series last week, with the footage essentially warning viewers that the series would be a difficult viewing experience.

The series follows eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, who died as a result of horrific and prolonged abuse by his mother and her boyfriend in 2013.

In the wake of the tragedy, a demand for justice and accountability exploded in Los Angeles County.

The six-part documentary series from award-winning documentarian Brian Knappenberger (Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press) offers an inside look at the trial as well as an eye-opening investigation into the government systems that failed to protect Gabriel, despite multiple reports and warning signs.

Along with shedding light on an important story, The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez serves as a wake-up call to reexamine the structures designed to protect children in need.

And while the series only arrived on Netflix today [February 26], viewers have already taken to social media to share their thoughts on it.

The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez is available to watch on Netflix now. You can check out the trailer for the series below.