You may remember Chris Johnson by his infamous nickname CJ2K. He got this nickname after rushing for over 2,000 yards in 2009 playing for the Tennessee Titans. But now his name is in the spotlight for a different reason. Johnson is accused of orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot to avenge the death of his friend back in 2015. And naturally, people think this is the perfect topic for an eerie Netflix docu-series or movie.
Netflix True Crime Series Are Becoming Extremely Popular
Whether it is Tiger King, Killer Inside: The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez or Making A Murderer, people are obsessed with true crime series and documentaries on Netflix. It is no surprise here that they seem to think that the accusations against Johson and potential connections to a drug trafficking ring would make for entertaining content.
Johnson, who has yet to be charged for anything, is being accused of offering gang member Dominic Bolden money to kill two other men. The two men were responsible for shooting Johnson and killing his friend Dreekius in 2015. The two men were then shot and killed in 2016 at the hands of Bolden. But newly released court documents mention an informant that spilled some dirt about Johnson. The informant told authorities that Johnson helped Bolden become the leader of a drug trafficking organization after completing the task of killing the two men. Not only did the informant say that Johson supplied Bolden with money, but also narcotics for the drug trafficking ring as well. Authorities are reportedly building a case against him.
Johnson took to Twitter to simply say “False news!!!!”
Twitter Erupted With Suggestions That Netflix Producers Were Going To Turn The Scandal Into A Movie
Killer Inside: The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez was a three-part docu-series about former NFL player Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez was convicted of killing Odin Lloyd in 2013 and sentenced to life in prison. It also uncovers other murder cases that Hernandez was suspected to be a part of. He eventually committed suicide after he was outed for being gay. This docu-series received good reviews from critics and fueled people’s thirst for true crime and murder series. It became the talk of social media and raised questions about CTE, the traumatic brain disease that many NFL players suffer from. It is no surprise that the case being built around Johnson is being heavily suggested as the topic of the next big Netflix docu-series.
Twitter users were quick to point out that the Hernandez docu-series was a huge success.
They think that Netflix should capitalize on the opportunity to make yet another successful show.
We were serious about there being tons of speculation and suggestions about it.
It will certainly be interesting to see if Netflix producers actually do take on this project.
Could Johnson’s Story Be The Next ‘Tiger King?’
Tiger King is the latest Netflix docu-series that absolutely took the world by storm. It depicts a shocking murder-for-hire story within the world of big cat breeding. The show sent the internet into a frenzy with colorful stars Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin and is the source of tons of memes and gifs. It was a smash success with 34 million viewers watching it in the first 10 days of it being on Netflix. Is this the route that Johnson’s story could be headed? The internet sure seems to think so.
One tweet even compared Hernandez, Exotic, and Johnson’s stories to each other.
And whether they were serious or not, people think Netflix will jump on this story just like they jumped on Tiger King.
Why Are People So Obsessed With True Crime Series?
Forensic psychologist Dr. Katherine Ramsland, PhD, a professor at De Sales University, told Bustle that people “love the puzzle — figuring out how it was done.” Genuine curiosity causes people to try and put the pieces together before the end of the documentary or series. Ramsland also went on to say that “people gawk at terrible things to reassure themselves that they are safe,” in an interview with Hopes & Faith. Dr. Marissa Harrison, PhD, an associate professor of psychology at Penn State Harrisburg said: “When we learn about and understand lethal phenomena, we can hopefully avoid it.”
As more details about Johnson emerge, will we see a Netflix adaption coming to our screens in the future? True crime lovers sure hope so.