‘Trial 4’ Trailer: Murder, Corruption, Racism in Another Netflix Docuseries to Add to Your List


Netflix has released the trailer for upcoming docuseries Trial 4, looking at the many troubling factors that went into putting away a young man for over two decades.

This upcoming 8-parter looks at the case of Sean Ellis, who after spending 22 years in prison following his conviction for the murder of Police Detective John Mulligan, faces his fourth trial – one that could find him back in prison for life. A fresh new investigation begins to shed light on the questionable events and individuals that led to his original conviction, including corrupt officers and unreliable witnesses.

It’s potentially another eye-opening and head-shaking docuseries, placing another big spotlight on the pitfalls and shortcomings of the US justice system and the roll that race relations have played in so many cases. Docuseries fans may want to line this one up.

Trial 4 will be streaming on Netflix from November 11th.


Official synopsis for Trial 4:

The eight-episode docuseries TRIAL 4 delves into the story of Sean Ellis, a man who served 22 years in prison after being found guilty of killing Boston Police Detective John Mulligan in 1993. Though law enforcement presented evidence linking Ellis to the murder, further investigation revealed corrupt police officers, questionable witnesses and enormous pressure within the department to solve the case. Ellis’s story, while devastating, sheds light on timely issues of systemic racism, police corruption and criminal justice reform while offering hope that, ultimately, people have the power to change the system.




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