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New Fox Legal Drama 'Proven Innocent' Focuses on Freeing Prisoners

By Amber Garrett

Most legal dramas on TV focus on putting criminals behind bars, but the latest show to join Fox's lineup will focus on freeing the innocent from a live behind bars. While documentaries have explored this topic in detail (Making a Murderer, Paradise Lost, and the upcoming  HBO doc The Case Against Adnan Syed), Proven Innocent stands out among the standard crime procedurals because it explores how to build a case to free someone from a wrongful conviction.

Ahead of the February 15 premiere, here's an in-depth guide to the new series.

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What is Proven Innocent about?

The Fox series, produced by Empire writer, producer, and co-creator Danny Strong, centers on Chicago defense attorney Madeline Scott (played by Rachelle Lefevre). Her crusade to seek justice for innocent convicts — and the victims whose true murderers still walk free — is fueled by her own experience on the other side of the law. At 18, she and her brother  Levi (Riley Smith) were found guilty of a murder they didn't commit.

However some — like district attorney Gore Bellows (played by Kelsey Grammer) — still think she did it.