The Push, a new show coming soon to Australia via streaming service Netflix, is asking audiences to answer one slightly disturbing question.
And that question is, can a person really be be manipulated into committing murder?
The series is hosted by Derren Brown, a British mentalist and illusionist, and follows an unsuspecting individual who is unknowingly being filmed while surrounded by a group of 70 actors.
Before you do anything else, watch the trailer for The Push, coming soon to Netflix.
During the series, Brown tells viewers that the man at the centre of the drama, Chris, needs to be “enmeshed in a web of lies.” He then goes on to explain that, “I need him to feel like there’s only one way out when he’s told to commit murder”.
“The question we’re asking is simple: Can we be manipulated through social pressure to commit murder?” Brown intones as snippets of the experiment are played.
Netflix has described its newly acquired controversial series as a way for Brown to expose the psychological secrets of obedience and social compliance.