Martin Sheen to produce O.J. Simpson is ‘innocent’ docuseries

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Martin Sheen believes O.J. Simpson is innocent and he’s filming a docuseries to prove it.

Investigation Discovery is getting to work on a six-part series entitled “Hard Evidence: O.J. Is Innocent,” reports THR. Helmed and narrated by the executive producer himself, the true crime account will re-examine the murder case of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman from beginning to end, unveiling an entirely new hypothesis: that, as the title betrays, Simpson was not the perpetrator of the heinous crimes he faced.

According to reports, the series will be largely based on Texas private investigator William C. Dear, who spent over two decades examining the case. For those of you who may not be familiar with Dear, he is the author of OJ Is Innocent and I Can Prove It, a book the author alleges presents “never-before-seen evidence,” as well as an alternative theory to what really happened on that night in Brentwood 20 years ago.

In a statement, ID Group President Henry Schleiff reveals he’s had his own feelings of uncertainty over Simpson’s guilt. “Like most others I had always believed that the evidence showed that [O.J.] did it,” he explained. “I went into this with a tremendous amount of doubt and cynicism, but this is so amazingly convincing that when you do connect the dots and look at the new evidence, it made me accept the fact that O.J. is innocent.”

Sheen adds that he hopes the series will answer three questions: “What if there were enough evidence that proved O.J. Simpson did not murder his ex-wife Nicole or Ron Goldman? What if the real killer were still at large? And finally, what if a grand jury convened to reconsider the case based on new evidence?”

Although ID has no production schedule yet, they aim to air the series in early 2017. Will you be watching? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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