Today is the release of Apple TV+’s new original true-crime docuseries, The Big Conn. The unbelievable true story of the biggest federal fraud case in US History. It comes from the minds of the Emmy-nominated directors of another outrageous documentary McMillion$. It consists of four episodes that are now available exclusively on Apple TV+.
It follows the story of larger-than-life lawyer Eric C. Conn (ironic isn’t it?), who was able to steal over half a billion dollars from the US Social Security Administration. We learn about how he was able to do it and the brave women that helped expose the crime. This docuseries has all kinds of unbelievable twists and turns that will have you thinking that it’s a movie.
To accompany The Big Conn, they are also releasing a six-part podcast titled, The Big Conn: The Official Podcast. Today the first two episodes of that podcast have also been released. If the documentary wasn’t crazy enough, the podcast further deep dives into the story of Eric Conn.
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With the release of The Big Conn today, LRM Online‘s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with the filmmaker duo of James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte. They are the creators and directors of the docuseries. They share with us their approach to the story as well as the length of time it took to bring this to audiences around the world. If you wanted to more information about the podcast, they have that answer as well! It was a great conversation that you can check out down below!
Here is the synopsis for Apple TV+’s The Big Conn
“The Big Conn” is the new four-part documentary series that tells the unbelievable true story of larger-than-life attorney, Eric C. Conn, who defrauded the government and taxpayers over half a billion dollars in the largest Social Security fraud case in United States history. All four parts of the series will premiere alongside an Apple TV+ Original companion podcast that will explore Conn’s con and outrageous lifestyle further with additional interviews and behind-the-scenes details. “The Big Conn” series and podcast will make their global debut May 6 on Apple TV+ and Apple Podcasts, respectively.