Trial 4 is a Netflix docuseries showcasing the story and the trials faced by Sean Ellis who was wrongfully convicted in the murder of a Boston police officer named John Mulligan in 1993. The new drama showcases police corruption and institutional racism in a grey light. Trial 4 is eight-part docuseries showcases how Ellis was convicted using dubious evidence, the series also questions the law enforcement. However, what exactly happened with Mulligan is still unclear. Read on to know 'Did Sean Ellis get a payout at the end?'
Sean Ellis was released from his 22 years of prison in 2015. According to the Esquire portal, there is no indication whether Ellis received any compensation or settlement for his wrongful conviction as well as his time in prison. He was arrested at the age of 19 and wasn't released until 2015. The Netflix documentary trial shows Sean facing three different trials in a year, after which he was jailed; however, when exculpatory evidence was found in his case, he was called for another trail, that is the Trial 4. When Ellis was preparing for his fourth trial, that is when the docuseries had started filming.
Sean Ellis' Trial 4 received a 7.3/10 rating on IMDb. Trial 4 premiered on Netflix on November 11, 2020. The series is helmed by Rémy Burkel. Jean-Xavier de Lestrade and Matthieu Belghiti are the executive producers of the show along with Allyson Luchak as the producer. Trial 4 chronicles the journey of Sean Ellis, who is a troubled teenager and had the misfortune of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. His race and colour play an important part in the accusations that are put against him. The show tells the story from two perspectives: one from the prosecutor's side who protests that Sean Ellis is innocent; while the other who believes that Sean indeed was the killer. Previously Netflix has given various hits in the true-crime genre with shows like Making a Murderer and the drama miniseries When They See Us, with Trial 4 expected to showcase a different light on the systemic racism as well as corruption in the police department.
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