10/11/2016 5:51 PM IST | Updated 10/11/2016 6:01 PM IST

WATCH: 'Captive', A New Netflix Docu Delves Into The Terrifying World Of Hostage-Taking

It has been directed by Doug Liman, the filmmaker behind films like 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' and 'Edge of Tomorrow.'


After the unanimous success of its first true-crime documentary, Making a Murderer, American streaming giant, Netflix, has come up with yet another series in a similar genre.

The company had commissioned Doug Limon, the director of The Bourne Identity, to direct a new docu series titled Captive, the trailer of which dropped today evening.

Engaging, intriguing, and mostly terrifying, the docu chronicles some high-profile cases -- like the one about Brazil's Coco Cola CEO getting kidnapped -- to some that haven't been reported publicly.

According to a Variety report, Captive looks at the murky world from the perspective of everyone involved -- the hostage takers, the hostages, the negotiators, government agents, as well as the family of the victims.

Speaking about the docu, Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn, co-founders of Lightbox that is producing the series along with Netflix, told the trade publication, "Hostage taking is an issue that people are familiar with, but apart from those directly involved, nobody really knows much about. Each episode of Captive will reflect the tension that arises from the life and death stakes involved and also reveal the complexity inherent in every hostage crisis."

True to their word, the docu's trailer offers a glimpse into what is seemingly a dangerous, unpredictable, and tormenting business usually with clueless victims.

Check out the trailer below.

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