Watch: A chilling trailer for Netflix’s new true crime documentary series ‘The Innocent Man’ is here

'If I wrote 'The Innocent Man' as a novel, folks probably wouldn't believe it'

The first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming new true crime documentary series called The Innocent Man is here.

The six episode show is based on John Grisham’s best-selling non-fiction book, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice In A Small Town. It is set to explore two murders in Ada, Oklahoma in the 1980’s, and it will feature interviews with the victims’ friends and families, residents of Ada, journalists, lawyers, and others.

Watch the trailer for The Innocent Man below.

The show follows the murder of Debbie Carter in 1982 and Denice Haraway in 1984, which led to the arrest and conviction of Ron Williamson, Dennis Fritz, Tommy Ward, and Karl Fontendt. Participants in the documentary claim their confessions were coerced by the police force in the Oklahoma town.

In the clip, writer John Grisham even says, “If I wrote The Innocent Man as a novel, folks probably wouldn’t believe it.”

The Innocent Man will be released onto Netflix on December 14th.