Cable net Starz has greenlit investigative reality series “Wrong Man” for a second season, with an order for six new episodes. From Joe Berlinger (“Paradise Lost” trilogy, “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes”) the series re-investigates three cases of inmates who have been incarcerated for decades and who claim they were wrongfully convicted of brutal crimes.
“With ‘Wrong Man,’ Joe and his team have created a format unique to the true crime genre that is both compelling for viewers and has had real life implications for the wrongfully accused individuals involved in these cases,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, Starz COO. “With a second season, we look forward to deploying our team of experts on three new cases, to continue to explore whether justice was in fact served.”
The announcement comes just days after the Supreme Court struck down the conviction of death row inmate Curtis Flowers, whose case was examined in the first season of “Wrong Man.” Flowers was prosecuted six times for the same crime of quadruple murder and by the same prosecutor, in a case riddled with evidentiary problems and allegations of racial bias. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas acknowledged that the case might not have even been heard by the Supreme Court if it had not been for the media that re-investigated the case. “Wrong Man” devoted two of its first six episodes to the case.