A NEW ruling allowing Netflix documentaries to be admissible in court as evidence has been passed in both the EU and US legal systems, which could see dozens of cold cases face a retrial, WWN can confirm.
Docuseries like Making A Murderer, The Staircase, Evil Genius and Amanda Knox will now be deemed as evidence and are expected to void all previous court proceedings, evidence and witness testimonies in favour of the Netflix shows’ content.
Similarly the HBO produced Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland will be included in the law changes as it meets the required ‘outrage levels’ from the public.
“We’re also looking at replacing the current legal system with Netflix documentaries by 2030,” acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker stated. “Working with the streaming platform, we hope to create a documentary series for all public interest trials going forward and leaving it up to the producers and directors to decide how to portray the evidence and which witnesses to choose for interviewing”.
The merger between justice department and Netflix is expected to save the US billions of dollars every year and instead generate revenue from the trials as opposed to spending large sums on needless lawyers, judges and juries.
“So far we’re looking at freeing Steven Avery and throwing Michael Jackson’s dead corpse into prison,” Whitaker added.
By 2030, the majority of crime trial outcomes will be decided by millions of viewers instead of a jury of 12 with a new ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’ option at the end of all new docuseries. An upcoming Netflix documentary on Madeleine McCann could be the first case to come under the new laws.