Netflix dropped a bizarre new trailer that left us with haunting questions. The upcoming documentary is entitled Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed. Netflix released the trailer on Tuesday, August 17th.
“I’ve been wanting to get this story out for all these years.” Those are the only words spoken in the 35-second long clip as eerie music plays in the background.
Most of us who watched Bob Ross remember him as a peaceful, pleasant man who effortlessly painted landscapes on his PBS show named The Joy of Painting. The show had a zen-like feel. And Ross, who passed in 1995, preached positivity and patience as he taught his viewers the art of painting.
Ross often told his fans that mistakes were actually “happy little accidents.” And he inspired us with quote-worthy wisdom. He told fans that “The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.”
But was there something more sinister about Bob Ross or his long-running TV show? Netflix seems to be teasing that there was. Ross passed when he was only 52 years old after battling cancer. His untimely death spurred a complicated legal battle between his son, Steve Ross, and business partners Annette and Walt Kowalski.
Perhaps the Netflix documentary will answer some questions about the feud that followed his death. But curious minds won’t have answers until the film’s release day, which airs on August 25th.
The Joy of Painting ran for an impressive 31 seasons (1983-1994), and the last episode aired on May 17th, 1994.
Catherine Zeta Jones to Star in Netflix Addams Family Reboot
Speaking of legendary television shows—Netflix is bringing back The Addams Family. Catherine Zeta-Jones will be playing the family’s endearingly disturbed matriarch, Morticia. And Luis Guzman will be starring as her dutifully obsessed husband, Gomez.
The Netflix spinoff, entitled Wednesday, will be directed by Tim Burton. And who else is more suited to bring back this iconic family? No one.
Jenna Ortego, who also starred in the Netflix film Yes Day, will be playing the lead in the upcoming series that Hollywood Reporter called “a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy.”
The show will follow Wednesday as she masters her supernatural powers and saves the local townspeople from a hideous killing spree.
Netflix will release the series in 2022. They have not announced the exact date.