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Netflix fans hail 'hilarious' true crime mockumentary series as a 'criminally ... trends now

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Netflix fans have taken to social media to praise a 'funny and clever' mockumentary series as an 'underrated gem', five years after it aired.

American Vandal was created as a parody of true crime documentaries, like Making A Murderer and Serial, which have seen an influx in recent years.

The show follows two students Sam Ecklund and Peter Maldonad, who are investigating a prank at their school, where someone spray painted phallic images on the teachers' cars.

The school expels student Dylan Maxwell for the crime, but when evidence comes to light that suggest he is innocent, Sam and Peter begin to delve into the mystery to discover the real culprit.

The second season sees Sam and Peter go to investigate a string of pranks at a Catholic high school, where a mystery person spikes the cafeteria's lemonade with laxatives. 

Netflix fans have taken to social media to praise a 'funny and clever' mockumentary series as an 'underrated gem', five years after it aired

Netflix fans have taken to social media to praise a 'funny and clever' mockumentary series as an 'underrated gem', five years after it aired

American Vandal was created as a parody of true crime documentaries, like Making A Murderer and Serial, which have seen an influx in recent years (show pictured)

American Vandal was created as a parody of true crime documentaries, like Making A Murderer and Serial, which have seen an influx in recent years (show pictured)

The show follows two students Sam Ecklund and Peter Maldonad, who are investigating a prank at their school, where someone spray painted phallic images on the teachers' cars

The show follows two students Sam Ecklund and Peter Maldonad, who are investigating a prank at their school, where someone spray painted phallic images on the teachers' cars

The series cleverly satirizes the typical trends of classic Netflix documentaries, like the recent hits American Murder: The Family Next Door and American Nightmare, while being both hilariously funny and truly compelling.

Sam and Peter unravel the details through conducting interviews, running experiments, sifting through video footage, taking deep dives into social media posts, looking at text messages and even using Snapchat.

Series one came out in September 2017, with the second coming exactly one year later and both received critical acclaim, with nominations for a Primetime Emmy and Critics' Choice Television Award.

However, in October 2018 Netflix announced that they were cancelling the series after two seasons.

Viewers have recently been rewatching the show and recommending it once again as one of the platform's 'top five series', while lamenting its cancellation online.

One person tweeted: 'i will never understand why netflix cancelled american vandal' while another echoed: 'american vandal needs to come back right now'.

A third wrote: 'guys remember american vandal...... i miss that show' while a fourth added: 'Hey @netflix I miss American Vandal, I wish you would make season 3 please!!!'

Someone else praised the series, saying: 'rewatching american vandal and i really think this is the most accurate depiction of modern day teens there is. criminal how little it’s talked about in the tv canon of the last decade'.

The school expels student Dylan Maxwell for the crime, but when evidence comes to light that suggest he is innocent, Sam and Peter begin to delve into the mystery to discover the real culprit

The school expels student Dylan Maxwell for the crime, but when evidence comes to light that suggest he is innocent, Sam and Peter begin to delve into the mystery to discover the real culprit

The second season sees Sam and Peter go to investigate a string of pranks at a Catholic high school, where a mystery person spikes the cafeteria's lemonade with laxatives

The second season sees Sam

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