Trial by Media: Netflix drops trailer for new true crime series
James R | On 03, May 2020
Netflix is dipping its toe back into true crime waters this month with new docuseries Trial by Media.
In our modern media landscape, real courtroom dramas have increasingly been transformed into a form of entertainment. From Executive Producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov, as well as David Gelb (Chef’s Table), the documentary will reflect on some of the most dramatic and memorable trials in recent history.
Since televised coverage introduced a new emphasis on creative storytelling and showmanship into the legal system, the courtroom has never been the same. Over six compelling parts, Trial by Media explores the many ways in which the press have contributed to reshaping public perception about guilt or innocence before, during or after a trial. The series features cases reaching across different areas of the law including the Jenny Jones made-for-court TV murder trials, the story of Rod Blagojevich’s political fall, and the case of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant who was shot 41 times by police in New York City.
Trial by Media is a Supper Club production, in association with Smokehouse Pictures, and is directed by Skye Borgman (Abducted in Plain Sight), Garrett Bradley (Time), Academy Award® nominee Yance Ford (Strong Island), Emmy® nominee Brian McGinn (Amanda Knox), Sierra Pettengill (The Reagan Show), and Tony Yacenda (American Vandal). Other Executive producers include author and lawyer Jeffrey Toobin (The People vs. O.J. Simpson); journalist, author and Court TV founder Steven Brill; plus Supper Club’s Brian McGinn and Jason Sterman.
The series premieres on 11th May. Here’s the trailer:
Trial by Media: Season 1 is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.