This week, IMDB TV announced a new true crime docuseries from Amazon Studios. Moment of Truth promises to be an absolute must-watch, as it will recount the tragic death of Michael Jordan‘s father, James Jordan.
Here’s an official synopsis:
“Moment of Truth is a five-part docu-series that tells the never-before-seen story behind the murder of beloved husband and father, James Jordan, and exposes the checked history in the small North Carolina town where the heinous crime and subsequent trial occurred. The docu-series newly examines the crime which took place not far from where Mr. Jordan lived with his wife and raised his five children, including NBA superstar Michael Jordan, who was at the height of his global fame when his father was killed. Directed by Matthew Perniciaro and Clay Johnson, the story of the arrest and conviction of then-teenagers Larry Demery and Daniel Green continues today through the current appeals by Green, who maintains his innocence nearly three decades later. Perniciaro and Michael Sherman of Bow and Arrow Entertainment and Jimmy Goodmon and Shelly Leslie of Capitol Broadcasting Company serve as executive producers.”
As Amazon Studios’ free premium streaming service, word is IMDB TV has a ton more captivating content coming to television screens near you. “dream hampton’s untitled series in development invites audiences inside one of our perennial TV favorites, crime procedural dramas, spotlighting the genre that has dominated the television landscape and our collective imaginations for decades. The piece seeks common ground between fictionalized storytelling and its real-life impact on our perception of the criminal justice system,” Amazon Studios shared via press release.
“As we expand our slate of premium Original programming for IMDb TV, we were captivated by these distinct projects, each designed to uniquely engage audiences through high-quality, thought-provoking and previously untold stories,” said Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, Co-Heads of Content and Programming for IMDb TV. “dream hampton is a visionary who illuminates the role crime fiction has played in our day-to-day lives and the way real-life cases are prosecuted. In Moment of Truth, Matthew and Clay start with a crime that shocked the nation, unfolding the mysteries of the past while revealing the all-too-relevant present-day implications.”
Moment of Truth is slated for a 2021 release. Stay tuned!