New Netflix series 'The Family' has left viewers 'creeped out' and 'mortified'

New Netflix series 'The Family' has left viewers 'creeped out' and 'mortified'

If you're as fascinated by true crime as I am, then you'll be pleased to know that Netflix's brand new addition, The Family, is available for your viewing pleasure.

But just how much pleasure you'll get out of watching this particular series is questionable. According to those who have seen it, the show is utterly ''horrifying'' and ''creepy'' - even for a true crime piece.

Take a look at the gripping trailer for The Family:

The five-part docuseries is based on two books by Dartmouth College journalism professor, Jeff Sharlet.

The show, which was directed by Jesse Moss, centres around a super secretive Christian Conservative organization in Washington, DC known as The Fellowship Foundation, and internally known as 'The Family'.

If you're tempted to give the show a watch, here's its Netflix synopsis:

"They're the most politically influential Christian group you've never heard of. And they're pulling the strings of power in America and beyond. An enigmatic conservative Christian group known as the Family wields enormous influence in Washington, D.C., in pursuit of its global ambitions."

Sharlet first started looking into the organisation - who were thought to work with politicians in secret - when he was in his twenties and even lived with them in their DC home.

Through his research, he learned a great deal about the very harrowing link between the world's most powerful leaders and organised religion. From bizarre conspiracies to disappearing presidential candidates, there is a lot to take in when watching the captivating series.

Needless to say, viewers had plenty to say about some of the scandals which came to light throughout the series.

One even went as far as to call The Family "the prologue to The Handmaid's Tale", which is a testament to how horrifying some of the goings-on in organisation allegedly are.

The series is currently available to stream on Netflix.