IMDb TV and Amazon Studios Expand Original Slate with True Crime Docu-series
“Moment of Truth” will premiere early in 2021 on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.
[via press release from IMDb]
IMDb TV AND AMAZON STUDIOS EXPAND ORIGINAL SLATE FOR FREE STREAMING SERVICE
IMDb TV Greenlights True Crime Docu-Series Moment of Truth, the Never-Before-Seen Story Behind the Murder of James Jordan
New Project in Development with Award-Winning Filmmaker dream hampton
CULVER CITY, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2020 – IMDb TV today ordered the Original true crime docu-series, Moment of Truth from Amazon Studios, and also announced a series in development with award-winning filmmaker dream hampton. Moment of Truth will premiere early in 2021 on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.
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.
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. 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 in to 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. “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.”
In November, IMDb TV premiered the spy-thriller Alex Rider, an Original series based on Anthony Horowitz’s best-selling book franchise. In development is a half-hour coming-of-age series based on High School, the NY Times best-selling memoir by Platinum recording artists Tegan and Sara Quin, adapted by Clea DuVall for Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment and Hialeah: Dade F*ckin County, a half-hour family comedy co-created by writers Monique Alvarez and Jessica Lee Williamson.
Other previously announced Originals coming to IMDb TV in 2021 include the Untitled Judge Judy Sheindlin Project, the streaming debut for no-nonsense, expeditious Judge Sheindlin and her signature adjudication style, a reimagining of the crime drama Leverage and the second season of Alex Rider.
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About Bow and Arrow Entertainment
Bow and Arrow Entertainment was founded in 2014 by Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman to create a focus on artist driven narrative and documentary motion pictures.
Bow and Arrow premiered Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegman’s The Fight, Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw’s The Truffle Hunters and Sam Feder’s Disclosure: Trans Lives On Screen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Recent films include Rashid Johnson’s Native Son, an adaptation of Richard Wright’s famed novel for HBO, which premiered as the Opening Night selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell, starring Elisabeth Moss, which was named by The New York Times, Vanity Fair and Indiewire as “one of the best films of 2019”.
The company has additionally produced the 2018 Sundance Film Festival entries Crystal Moselle’s Skate Kitchen and Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline and Sundance 2017 entries Jeff Baena’s The Little Hours, Alex Ross Perry’s Golden Exits and Dustin Guy Defa’s Person To Person.
About Capitol Broadcasting Company
Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) is a visionary media, entertainment, technology, sports and commercial real estate company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. With a storied 83-year history and fourth-generation family ownership, the company has established itself as a trailblazer.
Flagship station WRAL pioneered digital television as the first commercial station in the nation to broadcast in high definition in 1996, and as one of the first local television stations in the country to put news on the web.
The WRAL Documentary team has produced nearly 80 documentaries and has been honored with numerous national awards, including the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism, as well as regional Edward R. Murrow and Emmy awards.
Capitol Broadcasting’s family of companies continue to be among the nation’s leaders in local news, streaming content via internet and mobile apps, and enterprise satellite distribution solutions.
The company’s current President and Chief Operating Officer is James F. Goodmon, Jr. (Jimmy), great grandson of company founder AJ Fletcher.
About dream hampton:
dream hampton is an award-winning filmmaker and writer from Detroit. Her most recent works include the Frameline feature documentary Treasure (2015), the Emmy nominated HBO feature documentary, It’s A Hard Truth Ain’t It, (2019), the BET docu-series Finding Justice (2019) and Lifetime’s Emmy nominated Surviving R. Kelly (2019), which broke ratings records and had wide and far-reaching impact. hampton is the 2019 recipient of Ms. Foundation’s “Gloria” award and was named one of 2019 TIME 100’s most influential people in the world. She received the 2019 Peabody award for best documentary.