Sex, Lies & Scandal Trailer Previews Netflix Docuseries

The trailer for Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal previews the upcoming Netflix docuseries, which focuses on the dating site for people seeking adulterous affairs.

Promising to tell the story of “the most appallingly intimate internet leak of the modern age,” per the official synopsis, the docuseries looks at what happens when dark desires and, shameful betrayals, are revealed for the world to see.

Check out the trailer below  (watch more trailers):

When does Ashley Madison premiere, and what to know about it

Consisting of three 50-minute episodes, Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal debuts May 15 on Netflix.

The docuseries focuses on the hack of Ashley Madison. The controversial dating site for people seeking affairs had millions of users’ intimate data exposed, wrecking marriages and lives in the process. It will look at the creation of the website, moving through the boom and looking at the people who turned to Ashley Madison and what they were really looking for. Finally, the docuseries explores the hack and how everything came crashing down.

Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal hails from Minnow Films. It is directed by Toby Paton, produced by Chris McLaughlin, and executive produced by Fiona Caldwell and Sophie Jones. Episodes are directed by Zoe Hutton and Gagan Rehill.

Paton opened up about the draw of the series, writing in part: “We all know infidelity can be incredibly destructive and hurtful, but at the same time, the fact that Ashley Madison had 37 million members tells us something else we all know — that committing to one person for the rest of your life is really hard. Rather than berating people who joined Ashley Madison we were much more interested in exploring why they were drawn to the site — what were they looking for? What was going on in their relationships? And crucially — what was their partner’s side of the story?”

Paton goes on to preview the docuseries, teasing the larger-than-life individuals highlighted and highlighting that Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal will go beyond “the familiar true-crime tropes of dark, moody lighting and ominous music.” Paton ends by sharing the hope that the Netflix project will feel unexpected, fresh, and emotional.