Netflix has another documentary on the way that I’m sure will have everyone talking.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has acquired the rights to the Daniel H. Birman-directed documentary chronicling Cyntoia Brown‘s incarceration and fight for clemency.
In the yet-to-be-titled doc, Briman will document the still-ongoing updates in Brown’s story, which began in 2004, when a then 16-year-old Brown was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, for murdering a 43-year-old man who solicited her for sex.
Brown was tried as an adult, convicted and sentenced to life in prison. But this year, after nearly 10 years of legal challenges, Gov. Bill Haslam granted her request for clemency.
He did so following a slow shift in the state for legislative change in juvenile sentencing laws and having seen evidence of her maturity, education and good behavior as a prisoner.
The doc is slated to arrive in August. I will keep you posted as more info becomes available.Connect With Us: YouTube | Instagram | Podcast | Amazon | Newsletter | University