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)

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.

Premise

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]

Cast

Main

Recurring and guest

Episodes

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[5]
3"Should the Jury Find..."September 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)0.162[5]
4"When a Narrative Becomes Reality"October 2, 2020 (2020-10-02)0.260[6]
5"A Wilderness of Error"October 2, 2020 (2020-10-02)0.193[6]

Production

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

Release

A Wilderness of Error premiered on FX on September 25, 2020.[2] The first official trailer was released by FX on July 30, 2020.[7] It was released internationally on Disney + as Star Original Series.

References

  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. ^ a b c Mitch Metcalf (September 28, 2020). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.25.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on September 28, 2020. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Mitch Metcalf (October 5, 2020). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.2.2020". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  7. ^ 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.