Netflix dropped a trailer for its newest docuseries, Trial by Media in case you’re feeling overly wistful for camera crews on Greek revival architecture. This show is executive produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, the six-part series examines how real courtroom dramas have transformed into a form of entertainment in recent decades, with Rod Blagojevich’s and Jenny Jones’s sensationalized made for TV trials among those reexamined.
WHEN WILL IT RELEASE?
Trial By Media set to premiere May 11. Each episode of the show will delve into a different trial that attracted huge amounts of media coverage, and how the lawyers, plaintiffs, and defendants all tried to use the cameras to turn a win in the court of public opinion into a win in an actual court.
WHAT WILL BE HAPPEN?
Trial by Media will highlight such courtroom dramas as the story of disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted of essentially trying to sell Barack Obama’s old Senate seat after he was elected president Donald Trump commuted Blagojevich’s sentence earlier this year.
Other Episodes will focus on Amadou Diallo, the unarmed African man who was shot 41 times by the New York Police Department: The murder of Scott Amedure and its ties to the tabloid talk show, The Jenny Jones Show and the infamous subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz who claimed self-defense after shooting four black teenagers on a New York City subway in 1984.