In 2020, the documentary Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich premiered, and this year, a docuseries focusing on Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxell has been greenlit, and is due to debut on Discovery+ later in the year. Author James Patterson, who is the executive producer behind the series, also produced the Netflix documentary on Epstein.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the news, the series will aim to expose “the mystery behind Epstein’s wealth and influence and how Maxwell’s alleged role within this conspiracy threatens a shadowy cabal of international elite and world leaders who might do anything to keep their identities — and motives — hidden.”
Journalist and author Vicky Ward, who apparently knew Maxwell in social circles — but it is stressed that this was long before Epstein was exposed and Maxwell was implicated — will feature more than 30 exclusive, filmed interviews for the series. Some of these interviews will also be hosted on an Audible Original podcast of the same name.
Viewers will also receive exclusive access to archived audio recordings with Epstein and others within his circle, which was originally recorded for Ward’s original reporting in Vanity Fair.
It’s said that the series will be available prior to Maxwell’s trial, which is set for November. She is charged with six counts of sex trafficking charges — which she has pled not guilty to — as well as sex trafficking a minor, and a sex trafficking conspiracy charge. The original six charges could see her face up to 35 years in prison, with the addition two charges — which occurred in March — could extend her time behind bars “exponentially”, according to Refinery 29.
According to a senior VP at Discovery Inc, “Many believe [Maxwell] holds the keys to the remaining mysteries of Epstein’s operations, including the web of men whose money propped him up and allowed him to victimise young girls for nearly two decades.” The platform, which is currently not available in Australia, is “thrilled” in the part it’s playing to “shed light on the case — and the suspected cover-up.”
No word yet on exactly where and when you can watch this docuseries in Australia, but we’ll let you know as soon as we can.