Netflix’s Trial By Media Trailer: Six Cases Defined By Headlines

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In our modern media landscape where real courtroom dramas have increasingly been transformed into a form of entertainment, the Netflix documentary series Trial by Media reflects 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 unforgettable Jenny Jones made-for-Court TV murder trials, the sensational 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). Executive producers are author and lawyer Jeffrey Toobin (The People vs. O.J. Simpson); journalist, author and Court TV founder Steven Brill; Smokehouse Pictures’ George Clooney and Grant Heslov; and Supper Club’s Brian McGinn, Jason Sterman and David Gelb.

Netflix’s Trial By Media trailer: Six cases defined by headlines

Netflix has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming six-part documentary series Trial By Media exploring the toll that the media landscape has taken on the world of courtroom justice. The trailer can be viewed in the player below!

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In the modern media landscape where real courtroom dramas have increasingly been transformed into a form of entertainment, the Netflix documentary series Trial by Media reflects 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 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 unforgettable Jenny Jones made-for-Court TV murder trials, the sensational 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.

The series 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). Executive producers are author and lawyer Jeffrey Toobin (The People vs. O.J. Simpson), journalist, author, and Court TV founder Steven Brill, Smokehouse Pictures’ George Clooney, and Grant Heslov and Supper Club’s Brian McGinn, Jason Sterman and David Gelb.

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Trial By Media is set to premiere on Netflix on May 11.