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Check out the trailer for Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord, the new documentary about the real-life story behind the Netflix series How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast).

Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord
Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord — Image courtesy of Netflix

The real person behind the character Moritz Zimmermann in the Netflix Original series How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast) is Maximilian Schmidt. His true story inspired the hit German series and is now the subject of the documentary Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord.

In the film, Maximilian Schmidt, aka Shiny Flakes, reveals how he built an online drug empire from his childhood bedroom. Using his website shinyflakes.com and the German postal service, the then-19-year old ran an international drugs empire by himself — selling one ton of drugs over the course of 14 months. In February 2015, he was arrested for selling approximately 4.1 million euros worth of drugs — one of the largest cybercrime cases known in Germany — and the police still don’t know where most of the money is.

Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Tuesday, August 3, exclusively Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now on the program’s Netflix page.)


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Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord: Netflix Drops Trailer for German True-Crime Documentary