Pernel preps true crime series “Innocence Network”

French pay-TV net 13éme Rue has commissioned Pernel Media to produce a series about Innocence Project organizations in the U.S. and France working to exonerate wrongly convicted people.
March 9, 2016

French pay-TV channel 13éme Rue has commissioned Pernel Media to produce a series about organizations working to exonerate wrongly convicted people.

The Innocence Network (4 x 60 minutes) will focus on cases being investigated by the Innocence Project New York and the Innocence Project New Orleans, two groups affiliated with the umbrella group Innocence Network, which – according to the organization – has taken part in 189 of the 337 post-conviction DNA exonerations in the U.S.

The series will look at the judicial process surrounding each case, from initial investigations through to the trial, as well as attempts to re-open and re-investigate post-conviction.

All3Media International is handling international distribution and will launch the show at MIPTV in April. Pernel is producing French- and English-language versions of the series, both of which will feature American cases. The French version will also feature ongoing French cases and narration by actor Jean Hugues Anglade.

Samuel Kissous is exec producing for Pernel Media. The Paris-based company’s other recent projects include Sinful Sweets for Cooking Channel in the U.S. and Food Network in the UK, Wheeler Dealers France for RMC Decouverte and Paris Métro; a city under the city for France 5.

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