Apple TV+ has announced a new three-part documentary series, John Lennon: Murder Without A Trial, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland (24, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial).

The docuseries features exclusive eyewitness interviews and previously unseen crime scene photos, shedding new light on the life and murder of music and cultural icon John Lennon, and the investigation and conviction of Mark David Chapman, his confessed killer.

The streamer calls John Lennon: Murder Without A Trial, “the most thoroughly researched examination of John Lennon’s 1980 murder, which shocked and saddened the world”.

The production was granted extensive Freedom of Information Act requests from the New York City Police Department, the Board of Parole and the District Attorney’s office; and the series includes exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses — speaking for the first time — along with some of Lennon’s closest friends, revealing shocking details of Lennon’s tragic murder. The series also features interviews with Chapman’s defence lawyers, psychiatrists, detectives and prosecutors.

The series is produced for Apple TV+ by the BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning team at 72 Films, directed by Nick Holt (The Murder Trial, Responsible Child) and Rob Coldstream (Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain) with executive producers David Glover (9/11: One Day in America), Mark Raphael (Crime and Punishment) and Coldstream, alongside producers Simon Bunney and Louis Lee Ray.

Michael Burns

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