Binging TV shows is a right, nowadays; like breathing or, I don’t know, sitting? It’s too early for analogies but I was already in too deep with that intro. Only losers press backspace.

Anyway, I digress. It’s the time of the year where binging TV shows stops becoming an option and turns into your only evening activity. It’s too wet and cold out there to “do things” and as we all prepare for Christmas by growing our warming layer of fat around our whole bodies, it’s comforting to be distracted by enthralling narratives.

So good news, since Netflix are about to hit you with a brand new true crime series to gorge on, of a very similar ilk to Making a Murderer.

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town is a 2006 non-fiction book from the fingertips of John Grisham, and it captured the minds of the world when it documented two murders that took place in the town of Ada, Oklahoma, during the 80s.

Netflix’s The Innocent Man is essentially a retelling of that story.

In the documentary, friends and family of the victims will be interviewed, along with Ada residents, journalists, attorneys and other people involved in the case.

Director Clay Tweel said:

As a filmmaker I often find that the best stories are the ones we tell ourselves, but what surprised me was the extent to which that idea also permeates the criminal justice system. By re-examining these old cases I hope that viewers will identify the biases involved, even their own.

Meanwhile, writer John Grisham – who will also appear in the show – said:

The documentary series of The Innocent Man is gripping, compelling, and ultimately just as heart-breaking as the book. Though I know the story well, I can’t wait to watch it again.

The Innocent Man will be released on Netflix come the 14th of December. How fittingly Christmassy…

I’ll be there.

Images via Netflix, Getty