Trial 4 is A Netflix Original Documentary Series, featuring 8 episodes. The documentary has been directed by Remy Burkel and produced by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, the producer behind another Netflix Documentary Series The Staircase and also Murder on a Sunday Morning. Remy Burkel is also responsible for works like Sin City Law.
Trial 4 Storyline
The real criminal is the system.
This is the story of Sean Ellis – a Boston man who has spent decades in prison trying to prove he was wrongfully convicted for killing a police officer.
Trial 4 – the eight-part docuseries premieres on Netflix November 11 pic.twitter.com/Lv1MoZJjwI
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) October 28, 2020
The Netflix Documentary is going to tell the real-life story of Sean K.Ellis, a man who says he was wrongfully convicted of killing a police officer when he was just 19. The documentary is going to show his fourth trial, initially, he was given a life sentence, but was later released when new evidence came up. The new evidence says that one officer was responsible for the murder of the police officer, and the police department just wanted a scapegoat, which happened to be Sean Ellis. Sean K.Ellis has spent 22 years in prison. He was convicted way back in 1993. Sean, now 41 years old will probably be forced to stay in prison for his entire life if something goes wrong in his fourth trial. This is what the synopsis says on Netflix:
“Charged as a teen in the 1993 killing of a Boston cop, Sean K. Ellis fights to prove his innocence while exposing police corruption and systematic racism.”
This is what District Attorney John Pappas had to say about the incident:
“In the 25 years since Det. Mulligan was murdered in cold blood, not one piece of evidence developed by prosecutors, defense counsel, or anyone else has pointed to anyone but Sean Ellis and Terry Patterson,” he further went on “Of all the people in all the world who might have killed John Mulligan, only they were present at the time and place he was killed — by their own admissions, supported by eyewitnesses and physical evidence.”
TRIAL 4 | Trailerpic.twitter.com/tIYKObAPXh
— TV Beat (@teeveebeat) October 30, 2020
Trial 4 was announced on Netflix with a trailer released internationally on October 29 2020 without any formal announcement or conference or anything like that.
The show is going to show interviews from Sean K.Ellis, his mother, Boston Globe Columnist Adrian Walker, and other sources both for and against Sean Ellis. This documentary might just be treading on thin ice as it is handling such a controversial topic, especially in today’s climate, like the George Floyd incident.
Trial 4 Release Date
Trial 4 is going to be released internationally on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. All eight episodes are going to be released on the same day.
Trial 4 Trailer
Trial 4 is going to be released exclusively on Netflix. So, please go and subscribe to Netflix, as this is one of the most important topics going on in today’s political climate and everyone must be aware of the racial tensions and racism in American Police Department.
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