The drama is based on the wrongfully-convicted West Memphis 3, who were exonerated and released from prison last year after spending nearly two decades in prison for a triple homicide they didn't commit. Stephen Moyer will play John Fogelman, the prosecutor who tried and convicted Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Miskelly, and Jason Baldwin. He joins a cast that already includes Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Alessandro Nivola, Kristoffer Polaha, Collette Wolfe, Justin Castor, and Kevin Durand.
Production will begin later this summer in Louisiana. The West Memphis 3's story was also chronicled in a trio of documentaries, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, Paradise Lost 2: Revelations, and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.