Season 2 of Netflix’s True Crime Spoof American Vandal Will Focus On … Mass Pooping

‘Who is the Turd Burglar?’ is the new ‘Who drew the dicks?’

American Vandal's new season will try to unmask the identity of the "Turd Burglar" who wreaks havoc on a Catholic high school. Netflix
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The first season of Netflix’s true crime documentary spoof American Vandal left audiences wondering, “Who drew the dicks?” Now Netflix has unveiled the slogan for Season 2 of the series, which will air next month: “Who is the Turd Burglar?”

Today Netflix released the first trailer for Season 2 of its Peabody-winning and Emmy-nominated American Vandal, which will debut on Friday, Sept. 14.

The first season—one of last year’s best new shows—focused on 27 cars in a high school faculty parking lot that were vandalized with graffiti of penises and the high school documentarians Peter Maldonado (played by Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) who tried to find the culprit. There was plenty of humor, but even more drama, making American Vandal every bit as engrossing as the documentaries it spoofs.

The new trailer reveals the premise of the upcoming season. After “pressure” to find a suitable followup on the heels of the success of the first documentary (which, according to the trailer, aired on Netflix), Peter and Sam settle on an incident at an elite Catholic high school in which the lunchtime lemonade is contaminated, result in a mass pooping catastrophe that becomes known as “the Great Brownout of 2018.”

As one student explains, “most of us just shit our pants in front of everyone.”

Then the perpetrator, who calls himself or herself the Turd Burglar, begins taunting them on social media.

Season 2 will premiere on the very same day that Netflix will drop the fifth season of BoJack Horseman, a series that would seem to have at least some audience overlap with American Vandal.


@jasonlynch jason.lynch@adweek.com Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.
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