Evil Genius Takes On "Pizza Bomber Heist" and Looks Like It Could Be Your Next Netflix True Crime Obsession

Executive producers Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass bring the bizarre bank heist and murder back into the spotlight

By Chris Harnick Apr 30, 2018 2:23 PMTags

Get ready to welcome Evil Genius into your life. From executive producers Jay and Mark Duplass, the guys behind Wild Wild Country (yes, they're the same guys who played brothers on The Mindy Project), comes a new true crime documentary series that looks primed to capture your attention: Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist.

The four-part Netflix series, which premieres May 11, tells the story of the "pizza bomber heist" from 2003. In Erie, Pennsylvania, Brian Wells walked into a bank with a bomb locked around his neck. Things obviously took a turn and ended with a public murder. Also involved in the case were "a bizarre collection of Midwestern hoarders, outcasts, and lawbreakers" who "play cat-and-mouse with the FBI," Netflix said in a release.

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"Eventually, a middle-aged mastermind named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong—once a town beauty, now a woman grappling with mental illness—is arrested," Netflix said. "But 15 years later, Evil Genius proves there's more to the conspiracy and murders than was ever thought."

In the trailer above, get the gist of the bizarre events that unfolded, including a pizza delivery, robbery and Wells' subsequent arrest and murder.

Spoiler alert, yes spoilers for actual events that happened, Diehl-Armstrong was eventually arrested, found guilty and died in prison.

Take a look at the trailer above to see more about the show.

Evil Genius premieres Friday, May 11 on Netflix.