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Netflix just dropped a new trailer for its Malice at the Palace documentary and it looks wild

August 04, 2021

What if we told you that 30 for 30 wasn’t the only player in the sports documentary game anymore? On Tuesday, August 10th, Netflix are getting into the game in a big way with their new standalone documentary, ‘Untold: Malice at the Palace.’ Obviously, you’d be hard-pressed to find more compelling subject matter than the iconic, controversial, and still deeply misunderstood Auburn Hills rumble, but you still have to do it justice. From the looks of the latest trailer that dropped on Wednesday, the streaming giant are doing exactly that. Buckle up.

Frankly, we don’t know how ESPN didn’t get their mitts on this one. The Worldwide Leader’s 30 for 30 on the Bad Boy Pistons was excellent and this would have been a perfect companion piece. Instead Netflix ended up with it, but either way it looks like the first must-see sports doc since ‘The Last Dance.’ Reggie Miller, Steven Jackson, and, of course, the one and only Ron Artest are all here and ready to spill it all in order to set the record straight. That combined with a “frame by frame” approach to broadcast and security footage, plus an abundance of broader societal implications, elevate the potential of this one to ‘O.J.: Made in America’ levels.

Netflix have already proven their mettle with successful sports docu-series like ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’ and ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die,’ so they should be more than capable of bringing the most infamous brawl in American sports history to real and terrifying life. Only time will tell if they can pull it off, but thankfully by this time next week we’ll know the answer.