Netflix's new gripping documentary explores the truth behind the first man acquitted of a major crime due to multiple personality disorder.
It has been over four decades since the highly-publicized trials of Billy Milligan came to a verdict.
However, his bizarre case is something that will always catch the public interest across ages.
Now, Netflix is revisiting the infamous trial in an upcoming docuseries, 'Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan'.
Olivier Megaton directed the docuseries, which will feature interviews from key players involved in Milligan's case.
Oliver is known for directing action and crime thrillers, so expect the documentary to be equally riveting.
Some of his best works include 'The Red Siren', 'Transporter 3', 'Colombiana', and 'Taken 2', and 'Taken 3'.
Here is everything you need to know about 'Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan'.
'Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan' is coming to Netflix on September 22, 2021.
Billy Milligan is the first person ever acquitted of a major crime because of Dissociative Identity Disorder (referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder in the 1970s).
His case made several headlines due to its sensational quality that seems to have come straight from the movies.
Milligan committed several felonies including armed robbery. He eventually got arrested for three rapes on the campus of Ohio State University.
His lawyers pled insanity after psychologists diagnosed Milligan with multiple personality disorder.
Lawyers claimed that the crimes were committed by two of his alternate personalities, and Milligan was unaware of it.
The court found him not guilty, but the verdict stirred a major controversy.
The upcoming Netflix documentary will feature interviews with the Milligan family, Milligan's former friends, and doctors. Most importantly, it will feature discussions with the law enforcement professionals who unraveled the truth about Milligan's case.
Here is the official synopsis from Netflix:
"In 1977, a serial rapist struck Ohio State University. Overwhelming evidence quickly led investigators to Billy Milligan, an aimless young man with a traumatic childhood and a criminal record. Yet upon his arrest, Billy had no memory of the assaults, and his mannerisms seemed to change on the spot. A parade of psychiatrists diagnosed him with multiple personality disorder (now known as dissociative identity disorder), eventually determining that as many as 24 distinct “multiples” existed within his mind. In a case that captivated the nation, their analysis anchored a first-of-its-kind legal defense strategy, and Billy was found innocent by reason of insanity. His trials, however, were far from over."
Netflix already released the official trailer for 'Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan.' The official trailer featured snippets of interviews and clips from the trial, including suspicions of Milligan's true condition.
Take a look at some of the highlights of the investigation through the official trailer below.