Get Ready To Binge Netflix’s New True Crime Series ‘The Innocent Man’

November 23, 2018

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Pajamas, popcorn, Netflix, and True Crime…sounds like a great night in, to me. If that sounds like a great way to spend a chilly night to you too, we’ve got your next series to binge, “The Innocent Man”.
The series is based on the non-fiction book The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham which documents two murders in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma in the ’80s.
In the docu-series directed by Clay Tweel, the residents of the town are interviewed along with the two victim’s friends and family. Evidence and the murders themselves are also examined.

As a filmmaker, I often find that the best stories are the ones we tell ourselves, but what surprised me was the extent to which that idea also permeated the criminal justice system. By re-examining these old cases I hope that viewers will identify the biases involved, even their own.” Tweel states.

John Grisham, who also makes an appearance on the series had this to say:

The documentary series of The Innocent Man is gripping, compelling, and ultimately just as heart-breaking as the book.”

The book tells the story of Ronald ‘Ron’ Keith Williamson a former minor league baseball player who was wrongly convicted in 1988 of the rape and murder of Debra Sue Carter and was sentenced to death.  After serving 11 years on death row, he was exonerated by DNA evidence and released in 1999 with the help of the Innocence Project.
“The Innocent Man” makes its debut on Netflix December 14th.


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