Steven Soderbergh is executive producing a true-crime documentary series about the military justice system for Starz.
The Lionsgate-backed broadcaster has ordered “Leavenworth” from the “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Magic Mike” director as well as Paul Pawlowski and David Check.
Leavenworth tells the story of Lieutenant Clint Lorance, who is serving a 19-year sentence for murder at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas.
While deployed in Afghanistan in July 2012, Lorance ordered fire on three local men riding a motorcycle, killing two of them and outraging some of his platoon.
In a first-hand account of a soldier navigating the U.S. Army’s legal system, Lorance seeks to overturn his conviction, provoking emotional debate between his supporters and detractors that rises to the national stage.
“Leavenworth” will premiere October 20 on Starz.
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