Get your tinfoil hats ready, Hulu is releasing a docuseries about Sasquatch legends and pot farming.
It’s doesn’t get much better than a conspiracy theory about woodland monsters. And the upcoming three-part Hulu show, Sasquatch, is serving just that. Screened as part of the 2021 SXSW Film Festival, the series follows investigative journalist David Holthouse as he explores a series of murders in the Emerald Triangle in Northern California. The murders and missing persons cases date back to 1993 and are all connected to both the area’s pot farm and its local bigfoot legends.
Holthouse has spent the last 25 years as a journalist investigating street gangs and neo-nazi cults. Now, he’s diving into the “craziest story I’ve ever heard.” The story dives into 25-years of cold cases that are said to be connected to Bigfoot, including a 1993 triple-homicide during which three men were found torn apart in the woods.
“Someone doesn’t have to be out in the woods too long to think, ‘I might not belong here and something is going to take me out,” said a disguised voice in the trailer.
As Outsiders, we truly do believe that we belong with nature. That said, we respect that there are places in the world that simply do not belong to us. Areas where we need to tread lightly or simply respect the fact that we shouldn’t tread at all. And we’re willing to accept that, perhaps, lands inhabited by vicious (possibly weed-smoking) Bigfoot monsters are one of those areas.
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The series is directed by Joshua Rofé and executive produced by the Duplass Brothers. The Duplass brothers also produced the 2018 Netflix series Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist, about the “pizza bomber.” Most recently, they produced The Lady and the Dale for HBO, about Elizabeth Carmichael’s fuel-efficient car “The Dale.” They also produced Wild Wild Country, about the first bioterror attack in the United States and a significant case of illegal wiretapping. The documentary reveals details about a controversial guru who built a utopian city in the Oregon desert which caused massive conflict with local ranchers.
However, the latest edition of the Duplass Brothers’ work, Sasquatch, doesn’t take itself too seriously. Yes, the topic of murder and missing peoples is grave. That said, the series is also talking about Sasquatch legends that center around a massive pot farm. So, Hulu isn’t pretending like they don’t know who their viewers are. In fact, they’re even releasing the series on April 20, the famous “weed day” 4/20.
Certainly, the Duplass Brothers’ are movie-making geniuses. So, that combined with Sasquatch legends and pot farming ensure that the series will be a binge-watching masterpiece.