A Wilderness of Error | FX Networks

PREMIERES FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25 I 8PM ON FX

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About the Show

From Emmy® Award winning producer Marc Smerling, Emmy Award winning studio Blumhouse and UCP, comes a five-part documentary series, A Wilderness of Error, based on the best-selling book by filmmaker and author Errol Morris who also appears in the series.


When Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald is sent to prison for killing his family, a storm of swirling narratives challenges our very ability to find the truth all the while overshadowing a chilling possibility: MacDonald may be an innocent man.


Marc Smerling directs, and executive produces the series alongside Blumhouse Television and UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Additional executive producers include Michael Jackson and Rachael Horovitz, who acquired the rights to the book; Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Mary Lisio, Dawn Olmstead and Jessica Grimshaw.

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Companion Podcast - Morally Indefensible
Listen to the official trailer for Morally Indefensible. The eight-episode podcast series is a companion to A Wilderness of Error hosted by Marc Smerling.