Watch the chilling trailer for new Netflix true crime documentary series ‘The Innocent Man’

The six-part show is based on John Grisham's' best-selling non-fiction book of the same name

The first trailer for the forthcoming Netflix true crime documentary The Innocent Man has been revealed.

The six-part series is based on the best-selling non-fiction book by John Grisham, titled The Innocent Man: Murder And Injustice In A Small Town.

The new documentary will examine two murders in the Oklahoma town of Ada in the 1980s and will feature interviews with the victims’ friends and families, local residents, lawyers, journalists, and others with perspective on the cases.

In the trailer, Grisham himself says: “If I wrote The Innocent Man as a novel, people would not believe it.” Watch it below.

Debbie Carter was murdered in 1982 with Denice Haraway meeting the same fate in 1984. As the trailer shows, Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz, and Tommy Ward and Karl Fontendt were later arrested and convicted of the respective murders. However, figures involved in the documentary have claimed their confessions were coerced.

The programme will be available on Netflix from December 14.

Meanwhile, the second series of acclaimed true crime series Making A Murderer arrived on Netflix on October 19. The show, which debuted in 2015, follows the trial and conviction of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey for the murder of Teresa Halbach over a decade earlier.

Days after the new episodes were released, Avery’s lawyer Kathleen Zellner claimed she knew who had really killed Halbach and that her “one goal” was to overturn her client’s conviction. “It does not matter how long it takes, what it costs or what obstacles we have to overcome – our efforts to win Mr Avery’s freedom will never stop,” she said.