Netflix has dropped the full trailer for “The Innocent Man”, the upcoming true-crime docuseries that launches on December 14.
The six-part series focuses on the murder of two women in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s, and the controversy that followed in trying to bring the killers to justice.
Author John Grisham covered the story in his bestselling non-fiction book, “The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town”, and appears as a talking head in the Netflix series, which is adapted from his book.
“If I wrote ‘The Innocent Man’ as a novel, folks probably wouldn’t believe it,” Grisham says in the clip. The series also features interviews with friends and family members of the victims, attorneys, journalists, and residents of Ada.
Directed by Clay Tweel, the man behind the documentaries “Finders Keepers”, “Gleason”, and “Out of Omaha”, “The Innocent Man” includes a mixture of new and archival video footage and photos.
“As a filmmaker I often find that the best stories are the ones we tell ourselves, but what surprised me was the extent to which that idea also permeates the criminal justice system,” Tweel said. “By re-examining these old cases I hope that viewers will identify the biases involved, even their own.”
Grisham added: “The documentary series of ‘The Innocent Man’ is gripping, compelling, and ultimately just as heartbreaking as the book. Though I know the story well, I can’t wait to watch it again.”
“The Innocent Man” hits Netflix on December 14.