People are absolutely hooked on Netflix's new true crime documentary series 5 months ago

People are absolutely hooked on Netflix's new true crime documentary series

Two murders, four convictions, and a town full of secrets.

Given the fact that Storm Deirdre put a dampener on quite a lot of weekend plans, it's fortuitous that Netflix have recently released their most recent true crime saga, The Innocent Man.

In a story that gained national attention with John Grisham’s best-selling book, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, the six-part documentary series focuses on two murders that shook the small town of Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s - and the controversial chain of events that followed.

Two murders, four convictions, and a town full of secrets. What's the commonality and is the justice system conspiring against these men?

Murder, coerced confessions, failures in criminal justice. We've been here before and while the documentary doesn't break any new ground within the genre, it should appeal to those who enjoy features of this kind, especially Making A Murderer.

Based on John Grisham's only true crime best-seller, The Innocent Man, is re-opened and recreated with new evidence that has everyone questioning if the right men were charged, or if the killer is still out there.

Directed by Clay Tweel (Finders Keepers, Gleason, Out of Omaha), the documentary includes interviews with victims’ friends and families, Ada residents, attorneys, journalists, and others involved in the cases.

What's unique about the documentary is that it has as much respect and regard for the grieving survivors as it does the men fighting for their freedom. At six episodes, it can't be accused of dragging the proceedings out too.

Since landing on Netflix, the documentary has made an impression on those that have watched it.

Clip via Netflix