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.
not even 10 minutes in to the Trials of Gabriel Fernandez and I'm fucking balling
how can these evil people do this to this child????
— B ?? (@brooke__lovee) February 26, 2020
not even 10 minutes into The Trials Of Gabriel Fernandez & I’m already crying
— nic jacken (@nicxcv) February 26, 2020
Had to take a break from watching ‘The trial of Gabriel Fernandez’. So heartbreaking ?
— Jacyra ?' (@Jacyra_nm) February 26, 2020
I’m watching “The trials of Gabriel Fernandez “ and I’m already crying 1st episode :( it’s just unbelievable it’s heartbreaking and nauseating
— bri (@yagirlbrii_) February 26, 2020
The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez is available to watch on Netflix now. You can check out the trailer for the series below.