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Apple TV+ announces new true crime docuseries 'The Big Conn' [Update]

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has announced "The Big Conn," a new documentary series.
  • The series tells the story of the largest social security fraud ever committed against the U.S. government.
  • "The Big Conn" will premiere on Apple TV+ on May 5.

Update, February 17 (6:45 pm ET): "The Big Conn" will reportedly premiere on May 6.

A new true-crime documentary is coming to Apple TV+.

Today, Apple announced (opens in new tab) "The Big Conn," a new four-part documentary series that tells the story of Eric C. Conn, an attorney who "defrauded the government over half a billion dollars in the largest Social Security fraud case in history." According to Apple, all four parts of the docuseries will premiere when it debuts on the streaming service on Thursday, May 5.

In addition to the series, Apple is also launching a companion podcast podcast " that will explore Conn's con and outrageous lifestyle further with additional interviews and behind-the-scenes details." The podcast will premiere alongside of the documentary series on May 5 as well.

"The Big Conn" will make its worldwide debut at SXSW in March before coming to Apple TV+ in May.

Created by Emmy Award-nominated filmmakers James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte, "The Big Conn" is produced by FunMeter (McMillion$), with Hernandez, Lazarte, and Peter King serving as executive producers. Co-executive produced by Matt Kaye and Shannon Pence."The Big Conn" will make its world debut at SXSW with a screening of the first two episodes of the series on Wednesday, March 16 in the Paramount Theatre, followed by a Q&A with writer/directors James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte.

"The Big Conn" will premiere on Apple TV+ on May 5. The companion podcast will also debut on that date. If you want to watch the documentary in the best quality possible, the best device to do so is on the new Apple TV 4K.

Update, February 17 (6:45 pm ET) — "The Big Conn" will reportedly premiere on May 6.

iMore has been informed that "The Big Conn" will actually premiere on Friday, May 6th rather that Thursday, May 5th, the date that was included in Apple's press release.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.