ABC will screen the first episode of documentary series “The Last Defense,” from executive producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, XCON Productions and Lincoln Square Productions, at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on FRIDAY, APRIL 27. The seven-episode docu-series explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of multiple DEATH ROW cases. This first hour of a three-hour- arc takes a look at the case of Julius Jones, a star college athlete convicted of shooting a father of two at point-blank range as his attorneys race against the clock to get him a new trial before his execution date is set.
Previously announced in June 2017, “The Last Defense” will look at cases from all angles
returning to the scene of the crime, re-interview witnesses and delve BEYOND the details of the crime and court proceedings to take a deep look into the personal stories of the subjects, seeking to trace the path that led them to their place on Death Row. With incisive, compelling storytelling, “The Last Defense” gives voice to those who can no longer be heard. “The Last Defense” executive produced by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon for JuVee Productions, Christine Connor and Lee Beckett for XCON Productions, Vanessa Potkin and Aida Leisenring for Lincoln Square Productions to air on the ABC Television Network.