Showtime has made the first episode of investigative documentary series Outcry available for free online and via streaming platforms and VOD.
Directed and produced by Pat Kondelis (The Scheme, The Radical Story of Patty Hearst), Outcry tells the story of former high school football standout Greg Kelley, who was arrested and later convicted of super aggravated sexual assault of a four-year-old boy in 2013. Following a 25-year prison sentence, a groundswell of support for Kelley called into question the investigation, the tactics employed by the prosecutor, and the validity of the conviction itself. The five-episode series centers on the seven-year period that divided a small Texas community and featured Kelley attempting to have his conviction overturned through appeals.
The series joins an unscripted slate for Showtime that includes HBO transplant Vice, acclaimed relationship docu-series Couples Therapy, politics-focused The Circus, and The Trade, centering on Central American immigration. Recent docu-series aired by the ViacomCBS premium cabler range from music-focused Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men and Shangri-La to The Fourth Estate, which analyzed how the New York Times covered the first year of the Trump administration, and Louisiana murder mystery Murder in the Bayou.
The series premiere of Outcry airs tonight at 10:00 on Showtime.