From Marc Smerling, the creator behind The Jinx and Crimetown, comes a story of murder, friendship and betrayal. In 1979, Ex-Green Beret Doctor Jeffrey MacDonald was convicted of the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters. When he meets a famous young journalist named Joe McGinniss, the two become fast friends. Joe agrees to write a book about Jeff’s case to finally reveal the truth. The book, Fatal Vision, became a smash bestseller and a TV limited series watched by millions of people. But the story it told wasn’t the story Jeff expected…And that sets off a series of events...
After more than thirty years in prison, Jeffrey MacDonald is granted a new hearing to present evidence that may finally set him free. The prosecution calls to the stand...Joe McGinniss.
Joe McGinniss takes a page from Jeffrey MacDonald’s playbook and invites famous journalist Janet Malcolm to write about the lawsuit -- She’ll understand…Or will she?
Jeffrey MacDonald finally gets his day in court…civil court, that is. He sues Joe McGinniss for betraying him and lying in his book.