We’re delighted that Louis Theroux returns to BBC Two this Sunday with a three-part series.
Louis Theroux: Dark States takes an unflinching look at the underside of American culture with Theroux exploring drug use, Sex Trafficking and murder.
Sunday’s opening episode Heroin Town sees Louis embed himself in an Appalachian community that is being devastated and stretched to its limits by widespread heroin use. With one in ten babies in the city born addicted to opiates and a fatal overdose rate 13 times the national average, this is ground zero of the nation’s heroin epidemic.Murder in Milwaukee sees Louis spend time with the Milwaukee Police Department as they patrol District 5, home to some of the nation’s deadliest streets, with a homicide rate over 12 times the national average. He follows the Homicide division as they investigate one of the city’s many killings. He also embeds himself with families and local social activists who have lost loved ones to these nightly acts of violence, and discovers a community who are often misunderstood by, and mistrustful of, the police. In Sex Trafficking Houston (Working Title) Louis spends time with American women working in the city’s sex industry, and explores the often complex dynamic between pimp and prostitute.
Louis Theroux: Dark States Starts Sunday 9.00pm on BBC Two.