Will there be another season of The Innocence Files or will the extensive list of the true-crime documentary come to an end?
The Innocence Files is a 9-part Netflix documentary series that highlights eight innocent people who were falsely accused and had to be imprisoned in the US. The Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organisation, made their names clear through DNA testing. From an innocent man receiving a death sentence for false allegations on a brutal abduction and murder to a teen boy who was wrongly accused of a drive-by murder, the series pinpoints all of these wrongful convictions.
Here are all the updates about the second season of The Innocence Files!
“The Innocence Files” docu-series is based on what?
The series features eight men who were falsely accused and convicted. It included Chester Hollman III, who was sentenced to life in prison for murder. Chester was released after serving 28 years of his life in prison, while Alfred Dewayne Brown spent about 10 years for a false allegation of armed robbery and murder before being exonerated.
The nine-episode series is broken into three themes, each directed by a different documentary filmmaker. Oscar winner Roger Ross Williams takes on the junk science; Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Liz Garbus handles witness misidentification, and Oscar winner Alex Gibney looks at prosecutorial misconduct.
Has Netflix renewed The Innocence Files season 2?
As of February 2023, Netflix has not yet announced whether it will renew The Innocence Files for season 2. However, The Innocence Project has worked on 189 successful DNA-based exonerations (as of November 2019). So, there’s a lot of content for the production of the second season. Further, the Innocence Project founders Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck have spoken about the areas they’d like to focus on in future series. Let’s await an official confirmation from Netflix!
What will the second season of The Innocence Files be about?
Neufeld and Scheck report that they are hoping to do more seasons on other themes, like false confessions and police misconduct.
Speaking in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Scheck said: “Hopefully people will begin to look at this whole system of mass incarceration and start asking the question, ‘How did this happen?’ ‘Why are all these innocent people in jail? ‘Why is it primarily people of color?’ ‘What can we do to change it?'”
When is The Innocence Files season 2 set to premiere?
The second season hasn’t been officially renewed, and so, there’s no release date for now. However, if the show gets the renewal sooner, we may expect it to air by the end of 2023 or later in 2024.
How many episodes will there be in season 2?
If the makers decide to follow a similar pattern, the second season will also comprise 9 episodes. However, there hasn’t been an official update as of yet.
Where can I watch The Innocence Files?
You may watch the docu-series The Innocence Files on Netflix.
Is The Innocence Files season 3 happening?
No updates about The Innocence Files season 3 available at the moment.