Netflix, drunk with power, will announce a brand new documentary every day of this week. Of course, documentary number one is of the true crime genre. It’s called The Innocence Files, and it’ll spotlight the teams that worked to overturn eight cases of wrongful convictions.
The streaming giant tweeted the doco news in the early hours of this morning. I don’t know if all documentaries will be true crime related, but I’m willing to bet there’ll be a couple in the mix.
You Can’t Make This Up!
Welcome to #NetflixDocsWeek. Every day this week we’ll be debuting a new Netflix doc!
— Queue (@netflixqueue) March 9, 2020
According to Variety, The Innocence Files is an hour-long, nine-episode series focusing on the work of The Innocence Network. If you’re unfamiliar with the organisation, The Innocence Network provides pro bono legal and investigative services to those seeking to prove innocence of crimes they have been convicted of. The team also provide support to the exonerated after they are freed.
The docuseries is divided into three bits – The Evidence, The Witness, and The Prosecution. The subjects of the show are Chester Hollman III, Kenneth Wyniemko, Alfred Dewayne Brown, Thomas Haynesworth, Franky Carrillo, Levon Brooks, Kennedy Brewer, and Keith Harward.
All nine episodes of The Innocence Files will debut on Netflix April 15.
Netflix also recently announced another true crime documentary by the name of Tiger King. Said docuseries is about Joseph Maldonado-Passage – “a gun-toting polygamist who presides over an Oklahoma animal park – and the murder -for-hire plot that led to his arrest.” Normal. And currently available on the streamings service is a heartbreaking look at the life and death of eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, who was murdered by his mother’s partner. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez is streaming now.