A Wilderness of Error (TV series)

A Wilderness of Error is an FX documentary true crime five-part series premiered on September 25, 2020, directed by Academy Award-nominated film producer Marc Smerling.[1][2] It is based on the book A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris.

A Wilderness of Error
Genre
Based onA Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald
by Errol Morris
Written by
Directed byMarc Smerling
Starring
  • Clay Boulware
  • John Morgan
  • Logan Stearns
  • Roger Hervas
  • Bryan King
  • Gina Mazzara
Composers


Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes5
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Marc Smerling
  • Jason Blum
  • Scott Curtis
Cinematography
  • Philipp Friesenbichler
  • Brian Jackson
Production companies
Release
Original networkFX
Original releaseSeptember 25 (2020-09-25) –
October 2, 2020 (2020-10-02)
External links
Official website

PremiseEdit

The series examines the case of Jeffrey MacDonald, an Army surgeon who was accused of murdering his wife and two daughters on February 17, 1970. He was convicted of the crime on August 29, 1979, and has been in prison since 1982. However, MacDonald may be innocent.[3]

CastEdit

MainEdit

Recurring and guestEdit

  • Audrey Nita Bennett as Mildred Kassab
  • Catherine Dawson as Helena Stoeckley
  • Paul Spriggs as Jeffrey MacDonald
  • James Trenton as Bernie Segal
  • Kalyn Altmeyer Colette MacDonald
  • Avery Ilardi as Kimberly MacDonald
  • Clyde Drew as Bobby Jones
  • Ryan Lee Dunlab as CID Agent Mike Pickering
  • Vince Eisenson as CID Agent Peter Kearns
  • Frank Failla as Detective Butch Madden
  • Nick Dietz as Colonel Warren Rock
  • Dan Lerner as CID Chief Franz Grebner
  • Cliff LoBrutto as Dennis Meehan
  • Rashid Helper as Vernoy Kennedy
  • Mark Daly as William Berryhill
  • And Palladino as Jimmy Friar
  • Hugo Salazar Jr. as CID Agent Hagan Rossi
  • Rick J. Koch as Judge Franklin Dupree
  • Edwin Bacher as Eddie Sigmon
  • Joy Bridenbaker as Kathryn MacDonald

EpisodesEdit

No.Title [4]Original air date [4]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Girl in a Floppy Hat"September 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)0.284[5]
2"A Time of Suspicion"September 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)0.162[6]
3"Should the Jury Find..."September 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)0.162[7]
4"When a Narrative Becomes Reality"October 2, 2020 (2020-10-02)0.260[8]
5"A Wilderness of Error"October 2, 2020 (2020-10-02)0.193[9]

ProductionEdit

In April 2020, Academy Award-nominated film producer Marc Smerling served as director for the series.[3]

ReleaseEdit

A Wilderness of Error premiered on FX on September 25, 2020.[2] The first official trailer was released by FX on July 30, 2020.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FX Sets Premiere Date for "A Wilderness of Error"". The Futon Critic. July 30, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Del Rosario, Alexandra (July 30, 2020). "'A Wilderness Of Error': FX Reveals Premiere Date, Trailer And Art For True Crime Docuseries". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  3. ^ a b N'Duka, Amanda (April 24, 2020). "Emmy Winner, 'All Good Things' Writer-Producer Marc Smerling Launches Truth Media". Deadline. Archived from the original on May 8, 2020. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "A Wilderness of Error – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Mitch Metcalf (September 28, 2020). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.25.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  6. ^ Mitch Metcalf (September 28, 2020). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.25.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  7. ^ Mitch Metcalf (September 28, 2020). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.25.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  8. ^ Mitch Metcalf (October 5, 2020). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.02.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  9. ^ Mitch Metcalf (October 5, 2020). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.02.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  10. ^ Nakamura, Reid (July 30, 2020). "'A Wilderness of Error' Trailer Revisits the Jeffrey MacDonald Triple-Murder Case 40 Years Later (Video)". TheWrap. Retrieved July 31, 2020.

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