Red Marble Media's Proof to premiere season two in 2023
Above: the Proof team, with newly-released Cain Joshua Storey and Darrell Lee Clark
- Proof Soars to the Top 10 After Explosive Evidence was Revealed on the Podcast Exonerating Two Wrongly Convicted Men in Georgia; Final Wrap-up Episode to Debut on December 19
Red Marble Media, a New York-based production company specializing in true crime investigative series for television and podcasting, is announcing a second season of its successful podcast Proof with a brand new case, which is set to premiere in April 2023. Proof season one is also being developed into a multi-part series for television.
The current season soared to Apple Podcast’s Top Ten list after national media coverage detailed how the series producers uncovered evidence that exonerated two wrongly convicted men serving life sentences in Georgia. A special wrap-up episode will premiere on December 19.
Proof has gained an enthusiastic fanbase over its 17 riveting episodes for unearthing crucial evidence that lead to the release of Cain Joshua Storey and Darrell Lee Clark, who were convicted of the murder of Brian Bowling when they were teenagers in 1996. Initially ruled an accidental death due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a succession of misinformation and procedural mishaps, including the mishandling of evidence and witness coercion lead to Storey and Clark being sentenced to life in prison.
Producers Susan Simpson and Jacinda Davis spent over a year investigating the case, posting their findings in Proof episodes in real time, gaining an enthralled audience along the way. Among their listeners were The Georgia Innocence Project and local Rome, GA attorneys who took the evidence uncovered by Simpson and Davis back to the Floyd County Courthouse and initiated the proceedings leading to Clark and Storey’s exonerations. They were released on December 8 after serving 25 years in prison.
“When we began investigating this case for our first season of Proof, I could never have imagined where this story would end up taking us. Or that it would take 17 episodes to cover all the twists and turns that our investigation uncovered,” said Simpson. “It was amazing to see Lee and Cain walk out of prison and to hear from thousands of our listeners about how thrilled they were when they got the news about their release. We documented every step of the exoneration for our final episode of Season 1, which will be released on December 19.”
“Coming from television, podcasting was a new experience for me. There isn’t the months of filming and editing in advance. This is literally a real-time investigation and it lends to the authenticity of the story. We took a cameraman along on nearly every interview and location so we have the makings of an incredible series for broadcasters/streamers,” said Davis.
Lawyer/podcaster Susan Simpson is best-known for her podcast Undisclosed. Emmy Award-winning TV producer Jacinda Davis is known for true crime series Evil Lives Here and Shattered. Executive producer for Proof is Kevin Fitzpatrick, founder of Red Marble Media.
“I couldn’t be more excited about the outcome of this series. When, as producers, do we get to say what we created made a real difference in peoples’ lives? Thanks to Jacinda and Susan’s incredible diligence and investigative work two men have been exonerated for a crime they didn’t commit. It’s engaging storytelling with an inspiring, real-life outcome. We were thrilled to see Proof reach the top 10 and are very excited about the next season and television series,” said Fitzpatrick.
ABOUT RED MARBLE Red Marble Media is a New York-based independent production company that specializes in intimate access, emotionally compelling interviews, and a provocative style.
Founded in 2009 by Kevin Fitzpatrick, Red Marble has showcased its bold storytelling approach in hits like Discovery ID’s Evil Lives Here, Shattered, and Two Shallow Graves. Beyond its signature true crime genre, Red Marble has produced successful series and specials for a wide range of networks including History, Animal Planet, and Science Channel. Uniting all Red Marble’s series are a fascination with human psychology, a raw approach to telling stories, and an eye for the unconventional.
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