Louis Theroux has revealed his plans for three new documentaries: Murder in Milwaukee, Opiate City and Sex Trafficking Houston.
In an interview with the Independent, Theroux said:“I immerse myself in some of the most dysfunctional and disturbing aspects of American society. They combine hard-hitting actuality with intimate interviews.”
“I have been granted access to the police in several states; I’ve got to know the people affected by crime; and I’ve also spent time with the perpetrators of crime, with the idea of understanding the causes of it, both on a systemic level and also in a very personal way.”
Murder in Milwaukee unpacks the racial tensions surrounding two police shootings in the Wisconsin city. An investigation into the United State’s pulling back on over-prescribing drugs, and how this has contributed to a heroin epidemic opens up in Opiate City. Sex Trafficking Houston (a current working title) looks at the lives of sex workers, pimps and the police in the Texas capital, a huge hub for human trafficking.