Netflix 'Myth & Mogul: John DeLorean': Release date, how to watch and trailer of the crime docu

Netflix 'Myth & Mogul: John DeLorean': Release date, how to watch and trailer of the crime docu
John DeLorean in 'Myth & Mogul: John DeLorean' (Netflix)

There are a lot of biographical documentaries and docuseries on Netflix and every single one of them explores a criminal activity that not a lot of people know about. The streaming platform is ready once again to up the game with the new docuseries titled ‘Myth & Mogul: John DeLorean’.

For the uninitiated, John DeLorean was an American engineer and inventor known for his work at General Motors and as the founder of the DeLorean Motors Company. He started working at GM’s Pontiac division and was widely known at Pontiac for the Pontiac GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato), a muscle car named after the Ferrari 250 GTO. The car turned out to be really successful and he became an overnight star. The upcoming series joins the robust line of documentary series that have done extremely well on the platform. Docuseries' like 'The Last Dance', 'The Sons of Sam' and 'Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire' are some of the finest examples of the aforementioned genre. 



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At the age of 40, DeLorean had broken the record for youngest division head at GM and was determined to continue his string of successes. In the early ‘70s, he created his own automobile company called DeLorean Motor Company. One of the earlier cars made by the company, DMC DeLorean, was used in the ‘Back to the Future’ movies and became a huge hit.

But his life turned upside down when he was charged with cocaine trafficking after FBI informant James Hoffman solicited him as a financier in a scheme to sell cocaine worth millions. The three-part docuseries will cover all the important aspects of John’s life and how his fame came crashing down after the drug trafficking case.

Here’s all we know about the docuseries.


Cristina Ferrare and John DeLorean in 'Myth & Mogul' (Netflix)

Release date and how to watch

‘Myth & Mogul: John DeLorean’ will premiere exclusively on Netflix on Friday, July 30. According to the Netflix press site, the three-part docuseries will be available for streaming in the US at 3 am ET. Viewers can subscribe to Netflix directly, via a mobile app store (App Store, Google Play). You can also watch it by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant. A premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously costs $18 per month. Meanwhile, the basic US plan costs $9 per month.



“Combining exclusive access and interviews with never before seen footage shot by Oscar-winning director D.A Pennebaker (‘Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back’) this 3-part documentary series explores the rise and fall of automotive icon John DeLorean, the poster boy of late ‘70s corporate greed. Epitomizing these hubristic times with his grandiose vision of the car of the future, the series will show how John DeLorean came to captivate the world.”



The cast of the upcoming docuseries will feature everyone who was a part of John DeLorean’s life. From his son to his friends, everybody will come forward to talk about John, his work, and how he always wanted to make a car that will be remembered for decades to come.


The three-part docuseries is shot by DA Pennebaker. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker was known for making thought-provoking documentaries like ‘The War Room’, ‘Unlocking the Cage’ and ‘Jimi Plays Monterey’. Pennebaker died at the age of 94 in August 2019.


Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker attends Critics' Choice Documentary Awards at BRIC Arts Center on November 3, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for BFCA and BTJA)


In the trailer, we see John’s son Zachery DeLorean telling how he idolized his father and always wanted to be like him. Meanwhile, his friends and others who knew him also reveal that he wanted to be the best in everything he did. They knew about his passion project. However, they knew that his empire will come crashing down one day because of some bad choices.

You can see the trailer here.



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