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Wandering in the mistakes and errors.

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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After Jeffrey MacDonald is sent to prison for killing his family, a storm of swirling narratives overshadows a chilling possibility: he may be an innocent man.

Girl in a Floppy Hat
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Girl in a Floppy Hat

Famed filmmaker and writer Errol Morris is obsessed with one of America’s most popularized true crimes – the murder of a pregnant wife and two young daughters on an Army base back in 1970.

Time Of Suspicion, A
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Time Of Suspicion, A

After an Army hearing frees Green Beret Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, his father-in-law demands a reinvestigation. But when he sees all the evidence, he’s shocked by where it leads…

Should The Jury Find…
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Should The Jury Find…

Nine years after the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters, the guilt of Green Beret Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald is put to a civilian jury. The defense calls a surprise witness: The Girl in a Floppy Hat.

When A Narrative Becomes Reality
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When A Narrative Becomes Reality

When Joe McGinniss’ book, Fatal Vision, is published, the story it tells is not what convicted killer Jeffrey MacDonald had hoped for… New evidence is discovered that may finally prove Jeffrey MacDonald is innocent.

Wilderness of Error, A
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Wilderness of Error, A

Jeffrey MacDonald served more than 30 years in prison when a federal judge finally agrees to hear the new evidence in his case. Errol Morris heads to North Carolina believing the truth will finally come out.

5 Episodes AvailableWATCH ONhulu
[Marc] Smerling’s haunting film-noir visual style succeeds at reinvigorating an old story
TIME
Marc Smerling…captures the swirl of narratives in this particular case with tight editing and expert construction
Roger Ebert
a must-watch for true crime devotees
The Hollywood Reporter
With ‘The Jinx’ producer Marc Smerling at the helm (and Blumhouse producing), get ready for a jaw-dropping moment or two
Rolling Stone
[Marc] Smerling’s haunting film-noir visual style succeeds at reinvigorating an old story
TIME
Marc Smerling…captures the swirl of narratives in this particular case with tight editing and expert construction
Roger Ebert
a must-watch for true crime devotees
The Hollywood Reporter
With ‘The Jinx’ producer Marc Smerling at the helm (and Blumhouse producing), get ready for a jaw-dropping moment or two
Rolling Stone
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A sea of truth and lies.

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The Critics Agree

From the producers of The Jinx, A Wilderness of Error is a "jaw-dropping" documentary series.

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The Jury Visits the Crime Scene

Jurors in Jeffrey MacDonald's 1979 murder trial visited his former home in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, untouched since his family was murdered there in 1970. "It was a really moving experience to be the first people entering that house since this awful thing happened." 

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When a Narrative Becomes Reality/ A Wilderness of Error

It was more damning than the trial itself.  

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