ViacomCBS-owned net Showtime has greenlit a new five-part docuseries from Emmy Award-winning Disgraced filmmaker Pat Kondelis as part of its Spots Documentary Films lineup.
Outcry, which examines the story of high school football player Greg Kelley and his controversial conviction, will have its world premiere at the 2020 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin ahead of its television premiere April 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The Leander, Texas athlete was arrested and convicted of sexual assault of a four-year old boy in the summer of 2013, and sentenced to 25 years in state prison with no parole. A “groundswell of support” emerged for Kelley, calling into question the validity of the conviction, the investigation and prosecution’s tactics.
An examination of the case, Outcry unfolds over the course of three years as new evidence emerges amid criticism of the Williamson County justice system.
The film is produced and directed by Kondelis in association with his team at Bat Bridge Entertainment.
“Outcry is a riveting depiction of a criminal investigation and conviction that raise more questions than they answer, with so many twists and turns in the case that it feels too dramatic to be believed,” Stephen Espinoza, president of sports and event programming at Showtime Networks, said in a statement. “This gripping film explores the often murky area between facts and perceptions, motives and biases, and ultimately, innocence and guilt. Pat Kondelis and his team have created an powerful docuseries that pursues the truth with integrity and seeks clarity in a confounding case.”