Netflix’s New Doco ‘The Innocence Files’ Is An Emotional Look At The Wrongfully Convicted

Innocence Files

If you’re off Tiger King and searching for something a few notches down from utter chaos, Netflix has churned out yet another true crime documentary series. It’s called The Innocence Files and it’s a complete 180 from Tiger King.

The Innocence Files shines a light on the untold personal stories behind eight cases of wrongful conviction that nonprofit organisation, the Innocence Project and organisations within The Innocence Network, have uncovered and overturned. The nine-part series is broken down into three bits – The Evidence, The Witness, and The Prosecution.

“These stories expose difficult truths about the state of America’s deeply flawed criminal justice system, while showing when the innocent are convicted, it is not just one life that is irreparably damaged forever: families, victims of crime and trust in the system are also broken in the process,” Netflix’s synopsis reads.

The series is directed by a slew of Academy Award nominees and winners including Liz Garbus, Alex GibneyRoger Ross Williams, Jed Rothstein, and Emmy Award winner Andy Grieve and Sarah Dowland.

The Innocence Files premieres on Netflix April 15. In Australia, the doco will premiere at 5:00pm AEST.