Wednesday, February 1, 2023

SundanceTV Orders New Episodes of ‘It Couldn’t Happen Here’ and ‘Indefensible’

TELEVISIONSundanceTV Orders New Episodes of 'It Couldn't Happen Here' and 'Indefensible'

SundanceTV just announced they will produce new episodes of both series of its “True Crime Story” franchise It Couldn’t Happen Here and Indefensible.

Hosted by Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, The Walking Dead), It Couldn’t Happen Here highlighted the case of Devonia Inman, a man wrongfully jailed for more than 20 years. Inman was finally released and his conviction vacated after the airing of the episode.

The show will continue to explore the impact of crime stories happening in small-towns on these communities and cases where doubts about the verdict still exist.

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Hilarie Burton Morgan said:

“SundanceTV has been a supportive partner in raising awareness of the inequities that exist in small towns when traumatic crimes occur. I’m so grateful for their willingness to bend the true crime genre in the direction of advocacy.”

Indefensible is hosted by Jena Friedman (Borat 2, The Daily Show) and will be back for six new episodes. On the show, Friedman “uses her unflinching comedic point of view and disarming interview skills to uncover the ‘why’ and ‘how’ not only of crimes themselves, but of our sometimes dysfunctional criminal justice system.” 

Jena Friedman said:

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I’m looking forward to working with SundanceTV on the next batch of episodes, so we can shed a light on miscarriages of justice within our legal system.”

The General Manager of SundanceTV Blake Callaway said:

“We are thrilled to continue the ‘True Crime Story’ franchise, which allows Hilarie Burton Morgan and Jena Friedman to bring their unique perspectives to an incredibly popular genre. ‘True Crime Story’ highlights the personal stories of those impacted by crime and also touches on the issues of our justice system. These cases also have the power to change people’s lives. The team behind It Couldn’t Happen Here featured a story that helped secure freedom for Devonia Inman, who had been wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years. We’re looking forward to revisiting new cases that challenge the system and speak the truth.”

It Couldn’t Happen Here is produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment. Executive producers are are Robert Friedman, Liz Yale Marsh, and Mike Powers for Bungalow Media + Entertainment, Hilarie Burton Morgan for Mischief Farm, Liz DeCesare and Meg Mortimer for Authentic Management Productions, and Po Kutchins. Kutchins is also the series director.

Indefensible is produced by Left/Right. Jena Friedman, Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, and Anneka Jones are all executive producers on the show.

It Couldn’t Happen Here and Indefensible‘s new episodes will premiere on SundanceTV and AMC+ in 2022.

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