As everyone finishes binge watching “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” Netflix is preparing to release its next true crime docuseries, “The Innocence Files.”
The nine episode series looks at the attorneys and clients brought together as part of the Innocence Project, a non-profit organization committed to criminal justice reform and changing wrongful convictions.
Episodes will be directed by Liz Garbus, Alex Gibney, Roger Ross Williams, Jed Rothstein, Andy Grieve, and Sarah Dowland.
The trailer for the series positions it as one where the verdicts have already been decided — and the inherent knowledge that said verdict is wrong.
Nine different cases are laid out, involving predominately men of color, who are serving long-term sentences for crimes they didn’t commit.
Are these convictions frame-up jobs to secure a conviction? That’s up for the viewer to decide but, as the attorneys and men involved share their stories, there look to be a lot of tears.
“The Innocence Files” premieres April 15 on Netflix.
Read the story at IndieWire.
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