The new Netflix series Devil in Ohio tells the story of a young patient who escapes a mysterious cult.
For some, the story seems too real, and fans wonder if it’s based on a true story.
Is Netflix’s Devil in Ohio based on a true story?
In “Devil in Ohio,” a young patient escapes a Satanic cult but puts his family in danger after being taken to a psychiatrist.
Because the show is based on Daria Polatin’s book of the same name, some fans believe it to be a work of fiction, while others believe it is based on real events.
Prior to the series’ release, Polatin, who also serves as showrunner, set the record straight and revealed that it was based on real events.
“This book is inspired by real events that actually happened in Ohio, heard by our Executive Producer Rachel Miller,” Polatin said via Tudum.
“When she told me the story, I thought I had to tell it. For the series, I based the story on the book, but reconstructed it through the perspective of a psychiatrist’s mother.”
The show may be based on real events, but the cult represented in the series was created by the writers.
“Me and my writers room studied all the cults. rice field.
While creating a cult, they created their own ideology and Bible.
“It’s been a really exciting creative experience to compose this group out of the whole fabric and make it truly unique and special,” she added.
Who is the main character in Devil in Ohio?
The Devil in Ohio cast is led by Bones alum Emily Deschanel, who plays hospital psychiatrist Suzanne Mathis, and Madeleine Arthur, who plays May Dodd.
Other cast members are:
- Alisha Newton as Helen
- Stacey Farber as Gina
- Sam Yeager as Peter
- Tamo Penikett as Malachi
- Gerardo Celasco as Detective Lopez
- Samantha Ferris as Rhoda
- Keenan Tracy as Noah
- Mercy T. House as Adele
- Bradley Stryker Sheriff Wilkins
- Ty Wood as Teddy
- Zaria Dotson as Jules
- Juliette Amara as Tatiana
- Isaac: Jason Sakaki
- Naomi Tan as Dani
- Evan Ellison as Sebastian
How can I watch Devils in Ohio?
Devil in Ohio is a TV miniseries available exclusively on Netflix.
All eight episodes of Season 1 are available to stream now with an active subscription.
It’s unclear at this time if it will return for Season 2.