FACT CHECK: Is Will Smith Playing Adolf Hitler In A Netflix Show?

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A photo shared on Twitter alleges actor Will Smith will star as Adolf Hitler in a Netflix original show. 

Verdict: False

There is no evidence for this claim. Check Your Fact found no such announcement in any credible news reports or Netflix’s verified social media accounts.

Fact Check: 

A 15-year-old girl featured in Netflix series “Unsolved Mysteries” was found alive in North Carolina on Saturday after allegedly being kidnapped by her mother six years ago, according to The Guardian. A Plato’s Closet employee recognized the girl from “published media” about the case and contacted the authorities, NBC News reported.

A Twitter post purports Will Smith, a Black man, will portray German dictator Adolf Hitler in a Netflix series. The post shares an alleged image of Smith with facial hair resembling Hitler’s and his first raised in the air as he speaks into a microphone wearing a WWII German uniform.

“Can’t wait,” the caption reads.

There is no evidence that this project exists, however. Check Your Fact found no credible news reports about the alleged show. Likewise, the purported announcement does not appear on any of Netflix’s verified social media accounts.

Smith’s IMDB page shows no upcoming project by the name of “Adolf.” (RELATED: Does This Picture Show Will Smith In Front Of The Taj Mahal After Hitting Chris Rock?)

A reverse image search reveals that the photo of Smith as Hitler was posted on a website for images created by artificial intelligence (AI). 

This is not the first time an artificially-generated image of a notable figure has been falsely portrayed as true. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim allegedly showing Russian President Vladimir Putin having a heart attack.

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter