In “Stillwater,” Damon plays an Oklahoman construction worker whose daughter (Abigail Breslin) is convicted of murder in France. Reflecting the plot of the film, “Convicted: Across Borders” will delve into the subject matter of crimes allegedly committed by citizens of the United States while traveling internationally.
After its Tuesday debut, “Convicted’s” five-episode run will be released on Thursdays through Aug. 19. Clark will interview people who have been convicted of crimes abroad, as well as their families and foreign policy experts. “Stillwater” director McCarthy, who won an Oscar for original screenplay for 2015’s best picture winner, “Spotlight,” will also appear on “Convicted,” as will stars Damon and Breslin. Treefort Media, behind such podcasts as “Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood,” also produces.
In its logline, “Convicted” is described as a podcast that “will explore how seemingly benign actions can lead to incarceration in foreign lands, how to navigate different legal systems when you don’t speak the language, and who one turns to when the closest help is thousands of miles away.”