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Cast and Crew of AMERICAN VANDAL Tell Us About Making the True Crime Parody

Cast and Crew of AMERICAN VANDAL Tell Us About Making the True Crime Parody

“Who drew the dicks?” Not since we took Freshmen Health has so much been at stake with that question as it is on Netflix‘s hilarious (and surprisingly touching) new true crime parody American Vandal. And on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back we welcomed the cast and crew to tell us all about it.

Geek and Sundry‘s Amy Vorpahl (in the most amazing pepperoni pizza dress EVER) was in the host chair today, where she and Bizarre States‘ Andrew Bowser welcomed American Vandal‘s co-creator Dan Perrault and star Tyler Alvarez to the set. We had lots of questions for them about the show, but first we got big comic book fan Dan’s thoughts on the The New Mutants trailer and its apparent shift from traditional superhero films. And since the final trailer for season two of Strangers Things just dropped, we also asked about their sister series at Netflix and what they are most looking forward to. Are we excited that it looks like it will make the story even bigger, sort of like Aliens did with the franchise?

But then it was time to get into American Vandal, and we had a lot of questions. Where did the idea come from? What drew them to true crime? What sort of research does a dick-drawing whodunit require? Was this based on a true story? Could anyone keep a straight face on set? Did Netflix take a hands-on approach? How was this different from a normal comedy? And what might we expect from season two?

Because we need a season two.

Nerdist News Talks Back was live today at 1:00 p.m. PST onĀ our YouTube and Alpha channels. Just like it is every weekday. Tune in and get in on the conversation with us. Because we also need your help answering the big questions, and none are bigger than “who drew the dicks?”

It’s also the funniest.

We still want to hear from you, so talk back to us about today’s show by drawing up your thoughts in the comments below.

Images: Netflix

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