IMDb TV has ordered an Original true-crime docu-series, ‘Moment of Truth’ from Amazon Studios, and also announced a series in development with award-winning filmmaker dream hampton (Surviving R Kelly).
The five-part docu-series 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.
dream hampton’s untitled series in development invites audiences inside one of our perennial TV favourites, 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. Executive producers dream hampton and Rashad Robinson, President of Color of Change, use clips, interviews and tropes of the genre to create a mini-series that asks the industry, creators and fans to lean into an eye-opening experience about one of the most powerful, culture moving and consequential formats in television.
“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.
‘Moment of Truth’ will premiere early in 2021 on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.