Because you’re all so gung-ho on true crime at the moment, you’ll be bloody tickled to know that Netflix is leaning right into that obsession and is launching a new series based on the non-fiction novel ‘The Innocent Man‘ by John Grisham.
The six-parter series will follow the brutal murders of Debra Sue Carter and Denice Haraway in 1982 and 1984 respectively, and the allegedly wrongful convictions of four men from Ada, Oklahoma.
‘The Innocent Man‘ is a bit ‘Making A Murderer‘ – very much a real-life ‘whodunit’ that involves four men who were potentially wrongfully convicted, narrowly escaped death row, the coercion and corruption in US authorities, the effect that incarceration can have on someone’s mental health, and the possibility that the killer of these two women over 30 years ago could very possibly have gotten away scot-free.
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"If I wrote The Innocent Man as a novel, folks probably wouldn’t believe it. In small towns like Ada, the prosecutors and the police were under enormous pressure to solve two sensational murders … We just don’t expect the police to play dirty. It’s all about winning. And along the way, if the truth gets blurred or twisted, that’s too bad.” – John Grisham . . Truly heartbreaking.
‘The Innocent Man‘ blends existing documents and files with interviews with the families and friends of the victims, journalists, John Grisham, residents of Ada, attorneys, and others who were involved with the trials in the 80s.
The big question is – did they do it?
Check out the first trailer below and get yourself ready for December 14 when this one will hit Netflix.