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Vice Launches Series on True Stories Behind TV Shows and Movies

Following the success of last year’s documentary “The Real Walter White,” Vice.com has launched a series devoted to probing true stories that inspire TV shows and movies.

The Real” opens with a look at the ritualistic child abuse cases in Ponchatoula, La., that inspired HBO’s “True Detective.”

Upcoming episodes will focus on the true-life tales that sparked on Showtime’s “Weeds” and HBO’s “Eastbound & Down.” Episodes of “The Real,” hosted by reporter Gianna Toboni, will bow biweekly.

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