Spring TV: Documentaries

Spring TV: Documentaries

HBO and Netflix have a variety of documentaries this spring. On Netflix, you can find stories about the struggles of Flint, Michigan outside of the water problems, a cult that used to exist in Oregon in the 1980s, and the stories of eight current rap artists. On HBO, you can learn more about the lives of Garry Shandling and Elvis Presley.

Flint Town

Flint Town

Premieres: Friday, March 2, 2018 on Netflix

Creator: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper, Jessica Dimmock

Website: Flint Town

Flint, Michigan is dealing with more than a water crisis. A look at a city’s crumbling infrastructure, poverty and crime through the eyes of the police department.


Wild Wild Country

Wild Wild Country

Premieres: Friday, March 16, 2018 on Netflix

Creator: Chapman Way, Maclain Way

Website: Wild Wild Country

Explores a controversial cult leader that built a utopian city in the Oregon desert in 1980.

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

Premieres: Monday, March 26, 2018 on HBO

Creator: Judd Apatow

Website: The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

Looking back on Garry Shandling’s life and career by going through his personal diaries.



Premieres: Friday, March 30, 2018 on Netflix

Website: Rapture

Deep dive into the lives of the following rappers: 2 Chainz, Just Blaze, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Dave East, G-Eazy, Logic, Nas, Rapsody, and T.I.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Elvis Presley: The Searchers

Premieres: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8/7c on HBO

Creator: Thom Zimny

Website: Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Examining the entire life of Elvis with new interviews and never-before-seen photos and footage.



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