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People Are Already Raving About 'The Innocent Man' On Netflix

People Are Already Raving About 'The Innocent Man' On Netflix

The new six-part series landed today and is already seriously impressing people

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Netflix has dropped its latest true crime docu-series The Innocent Man and true crime fans are already loving it.

If, like me, you've had to spend the whole day in work instead of sat on your couch binge watching it, then check out this newly released clip to whet your appetite:

The Innocent Man, based on the true crime book by John Grisham, became available on the streaming giant today following a fair amount of hype, with comparisons being made between the new series and previous true crime hits Making A Murderer and Evil Genius. High praise indeed.

And it looks as though the hype was well-earned if the comments on Twitter are anything to go by.

One impressed viewer wrote: "Oh my God The Innocent Man Netflix series is so gripping!"

While another posted: "Making A Murderer and now The Innocent Man, Netflix really are doing bits."

A third added: "The Innocent Man on Netflix, I'm half an hour and I'm already hooked."

The Innocent Man is a six-part series based on the book titled The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. It's centred on two murders which rocked the small town of Ada in Oklahoma in the 1980s.

New series 'The Innocent Man' is on Netflix right now.

With the murders taking place two years apart, the first victim was 21 year old Debra Sue 'Debbie' Carter, who was brutally murdered in her home in 1982. The second killing, in 1984, saw a 24-year-old convenience store worker called Denice Haraway kidnapped from her workplace.

Four men - Tommy Ward, Karl Fontenot, Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz - were charged with the murders. The documentary picks up on the controversial chain of events following the murders, the American justice system and the men's 'confession tapes'.

The filmmakers had access to friends and family members of the victims, as well as local residents, attorneys who worked on the case and the journalists who covered it.

The documentary was directed by Clay Tweel, the fella behind other hit documentaries such as Gleason and Finder Keepers, with Grisham acting as executive producer, so you know it's good.

It's arrived just in the time for the weekend - and let's be honest, it's too cold outside and full of idiots in Christmas jumpers. Instead you can sit at home, crack open a beer and stream it right now on Netflix. Enjoy.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix