December 2, 2023

Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, John Lennon: Murder Without A Trial will offer the most comprehensive look at the singer’s tragic murder.

Where were you the day John Lennon was murdered? I was at home, just getting ready for school when the news filtered through. In his home city of Liverpool, the top radio station, Radio City played nothing but Lennon and Beatles songs all day in tribute. It is hard to believe that his murder happened almost 43 years ago now. Now, a new three-part docuseries is coming. It will offer the most comprehensive look into the truth of the tragic murder. And into the subsequent investigation and conviction of Mark David Chapman.

Apple TV+ has announced a new three-part documentary series, “John Lennon: Murder Without A Trial,”. Emmy Award winner Kiefer Sutherland (“24,” “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial”) will narrate the series. The docuseries features exclusive eyewitness interviews and previously unseen crime scene photos. New light will be shed on the life and murder of music and cultural icon John Lennon. And the investigation and conviction of Mark David Chapman, his confessed killer.


“John Lennon: Murder Without A Trial” is the most thoroughly researched examination of John Lennon’s 1980 murder, which shocked and saddened the world. The production was granted extensive Freedom of Information Act requests from the New York City Police Department, the Board of Parole and the District Attorney’s office; and the series includes exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses – speaking for the first time – along with some of Lennon’s closest friends, revealing shocking details of Lennon’s tragic murder. “John Lennon: Murder Without A Trial” also features interviews with Chapman’s defence lawyers, psychiatrists, detectives and prosecutors.


The series is produced for Apple TV+ by the BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning team at 72 Films, directed by Nick Holt (“The Murder Trial,” “Responsible Child”) and Rob Coldstream (“Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain”) with executive producers David Glover (9/11: One Day in America”), Mark Raphael (“Crime and Punishment”) and Rob Coldstream, alongside producers Simon Bunney and Louis Lee Ray.

John Lennon: Murder Without A Trial will premiere on Apple TV+ at a future date. To sign up for the service, click here.





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