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 produced by 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.
“Illuminating and Provocative”
– Chicago Sun-Times
“Consistently efficient, eloquent and free of formal gimmickry”
– The Daily Beast
“Each of these cases commanded public attention during the eras in which they played out, and what Trial by Media does exceptionally well is distill, in under an hour, the ‘big takeaways’ from each episode.”
“Delivers six solid episodes of true crime worthy of an all-at-once binge for genre fans”
“Well-built, ridiculously watchable, and efficient series, standing atop tremendous research and storytelling”
– The Daily Dot
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.
Watch it here: https://www.netflix.com/title/80198329