Netflix has finally broken the relative silence on their upcoming Bob Ross documentary. While most of you have probably never even heard of it, it is coming out later this week.
The official title of the film is “Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed.” I know what you’re thinking: that sounds like the last thing America needs to discover. There have been about two pure men since Jesus died: Fred Rogers and Bob Ross. I’m already getting that uneasy feeling that I got halfway through “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” out of fear that Rogers would be exposed as corrupt or bigoted.
The teaser above does not do much to reveal what the documentary will actually be about. Netflix has also scarcely released any details on the subject matter. Hopefully the title is more of clickbait than anything. It reportedly will cover how, “a battle for his business empire casts a shadow over his happy trees.”
Have no fear, it is reportedly not any sort of negative exposé on the beloved painter. Perhaps the greed and betrayal are done unto Bob Ross, but it will be hard to tell until its release.
The director, Joshua Rofé, recently directed a documentary titled “Sasquatch” for Hulu. As you may have guessed, he didn’t find Bigfoot, so maybe the title should be taken with a grain of salt.
You can stream “Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Corruption” on Netflix on August 25th.