After receiving critical success with docuseries like “America to Me” and “Warriors of Liberty City,” Starz is continuing its prestige documentary push with “Leavenworth.”
Produced by Steven Soderbergh, along with Paul Pawlowski and David Check, the upcoming five-hour docuseries tells a controversial true-crime story that plays out in the military justice system.
The series is centered on Clint Lorance, who’s serving a 19-year sentence for murder at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. While deployed in Afghanistan in July 2012, the former Army lieutenant ordered fire on three local men riding a motorcycle, killing two of them.
Lorance’s case made national headlines after a February 2015 story ran in The New York Times, and it recently came back into discussion when Don Brown, Lorance’s co-counsel and consultant during his appeal, published a book, “Travesty of Justice,” on the case this year.
Brown argues in the book that the Army restricted critical evidence from being revealed in Lorance’s trial.
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