7.3/10
204
10 user 1 critic

The Last Defense 

Trailer
1:59 | Trailer
Emotional, in-depth examinations of death row cases expose flaws in the US justice system. Season 1 investigates a housewife convicted for stabbing her sons, and an athlete convicted for shooting a father, as attorneys race for new trials.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2018  

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Julie Clark Julie Clark ...  Self - Friend of Darlie Routier 4 episodes, 2018
J. Stephen Cooper J. Stephen Cooper ...  Self - Darlie's Appellate Attorney 4 episodes, 2018
Kathy Cruz Kathy Cruz ...  Self - Journalist and Author 4 episodes, 2018
Phillip-Charlie Daniell ...  Juror 4 episodes, 2018
Greg Davis ...  Self - Lead Trial Prosecutor 4 episodes, 2018
Violet Gotsis ...  Juror 4 episodes, 2018
Lloyd Harrell Lloyd Harrell ...  Self - Defense Investigator 4 episodes, 2018
Skip Hollandsworth Skip Hollandsworth ...  Self - Writer, Texas Monthly 4 episodes, 2018
Courtney Rae ...  Young Nurse 4 episodes, 2018
Katusha Robert ...  Darlie Routier 4 episodes, 2018
Darin Routier Darin Routier ...  Self 4 episodes, 2018
Darlie Routier ...  Self 4 episodes, 2018
Toby Shook Toby Shook ...  Self - Trial Prosecutor 4 episodes, 2018
Richard Smith Richard Smith ...  Self - Darlie's Appellate Attorney 4 episodes, 2018
Dale Baich Dale Baich ...  Self - Julius Jones' Attorney 3 episodes, 2018
Amanda Bass Amanda Bass ...  Self - Julius Jones' Attorney 3 episodes, 2018
Billy Bock Billy Bock ...  Self - Christopher Jordan's Attorney 3 episodes, 2018
Shamhad Broades ...  Julius Jones 3 episodes, 2018
Robin Bruno Robin Bruno ...  Julius Jones' Trial Attorney / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Terrie Cooklin Terrie Cooklin ...  Richard Mosty 3 episodes, 2018
Barbara Davis Barbara Davis ...  Self - Author 3 episodes, 2018
Gregory Davis Gregory Davis ...  Self - Medical Examiner & Professor, University of Kentucky College of Medicine 3 episodes, 2018
Dennis Dill Dennis Dill ...  Self - Retired Edmond Police Detective 3 episodes, 2018
Royal Furgeson Royal Furgeson ...  Self - Former Federal Judge 3 episodes, 2018
Mike Gassaway ...  Doug Mulder 3 episodes, 2018
Brooks Hall ...  Detective T. 3 episodes, 2018
Meggie Jenny ...  Theresa Pfieffer 3 episodes, 2018
Anthony Jones Anthony Jones ...  Self - Julius Jones' Father 3 episodes, 2018
Antoinette Jones Antoinette Jones ...  Self - Julius Jones' Sister 3 episodes, 2018
Antonio Jones Antonio Jones ...  Self - Julius' Brother 3 episodes, 2018
Julius Jones Julius Jones ...  Self 3 episodes, 2018
Brenda McCray Brenda McCray ...  Self - Investigator, Oklahoma County Public Defender's Office 3 episodes, 2018
Richard Mosty Richard Mosty ...  Self - Trial Defense Attorney 3 episodes, 2018
Matthew Oakley ...  Chris Jordan 3 episodes, 2018
Kerri Parris Kerri Parris ...  Self - Juror #8 3 episodes, 2018
Rebecca Postyeni Rebecca Postyeni ...  Self - Fact Investigator, Julius Jones Case 3 episodes, 2018
Danelle Stahl Danelle Stahl ...  Self - Darlie Routier's Sister 3 episodes, 2018
Kristine Bunch Kristine Bunch ...  Self - Exoneree and Founder, JustIs 4 JustUs 2 episodes, 2018
Tom Chaney Tom Chaney ...  Self - Reporter, Edmond Sun 1999-2000 2 episodes, 2018
Jodi Cotner Jodi Cotner ...  Self - Former Baylor Hospital Nurse 2 episodes, 2018
Laurie Cummings ...  Sandra Elliott 2 episodes, 2018
Bruce Davis ...  Anthony Jones 2 episodes, 2018
Barton Epstein Barton Epstein ...  Self - Forensic Scientist 2 episodes, 2018
Jody Fitts Jody Fitts ...  Self - Former Baylor Hospital ER Nurse 2 episodes, 2018
David Hartman David Hartman ...  Self - Reporter, Edmond Sun 2002-2007 2 episodes, 2018
Connie Johnson Connie Johnson ...  Self - Oklahoma State Senator 2005-2015 2 episodes, 2018
Madeline Jones Madeline Jones ...  Self - Julius Jones' Mother 2 episodes, 2018
Darlie Kee Darlie Kee ...  Self - Darlie Routier's Mother 2 episodes, 2018
Terry Laber Terry Laber ...  Self - Forensic Scientist 2 episodes, 2018
Jimmy Lawson Jimmy Lawson ...  Self - Julius Jones' Best Friend 2 episodes, 2018
David Mckenzie David Mckenzie ...  Julius Jones' Trial Attorney / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Doug Mulder Doug Mulder ...  Self - Lead Trial Defense Attorney 2 episodes, 2018
Doug Parks Doug Parks ...  Self - Defense Attorney 2 episodes, 2018
Dan Simon Dan Simon ...  Self - Psychologist & Author, In Doubt: The Psychology of the Criminal Justice System 2 episodes, 2018
Nate Tarver Nate Tarver ...  Self - Former OKC Police Department Spokesperson 2 episodes, 2018
John Thompson John Thompson ...  Self - Julius Jones' High School Teacher 2 episodes, 2018
Tiffaney Vickrey Tiffaney Vickrey ...  Suzanne Lavenue 2 episodes, 2018
Jabee Williams Jabee Williams ...  Larry 2 episodes, 2018
Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology ... See full summary »

Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Documents the murder of Jessica Chambers, talks to friends and family of both Jessica and Quentin Tellis (man accused of killing her) discusses the evidence there is (or isn't) and has parts of the court trial(s) that have taken place

Stars: Beth Karas, Katie J.M. Baker, Therese Apel
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell is a two-part event - Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 - where Oxygen will present the "definitive story" of Susan's final years. The series promises ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephanie Bauer, Leonor Castro, Chuck Cox
In Defense Of (TV Series 2018)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Docuseries examining the challenges attorneys face defending their infamously accused clients.

Stars: Buddy Clements, Dan Cogdell, Giulia Da Pian
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The documentary examines and chronicles the years following the 2011 murder of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips and the subsequent trial of Clarkson University soccer coach Oral "Nick" Hillary.

Director: Liz Garbus
Stars: Oral Hillary, Brian Phillips, Tyler Rodrigues
Law & Order True Crime (TV Mini-Series 2017)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Behind the murders of a Hollywood movie executive and his former beauty queen wife by their sons.

Stars: Edie Falco, Gus Halper, Miles Gaston Villanueva
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Michael Iver Peterson, an American novelist convicted in 2003 of murdering his second wife, Kathleen, sees his life go under the microscope in this award winning true crime series by ... See full summary »

Stars: Diane Dimond, Diane Fanning, Tom Gasparoli
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A definitive look at the notorious 1986 murder of Jennifer Levin in Central Park, featuring exclusive interviews and never-before-seen archival material.

Stars: Alex Kapp, Tom Scorzone
The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers (TV Mini-Series 2018)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Series examining the disappearance of Crystal Rogers from her small Kentucky town and the mysterious death of her father a year later. As investigators look closer, other unsolved cases emerge.

Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Experts examine the case of a woman, who was found dead, hanging naked, bound and gagged in the courtyard of her billionaire boyfriend's mansion just two days after his son suffered a fatal accident while she watched him.

Stars: Jason Benjamin, Frederick Keeve, Molly Loch
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Popularized by the podcast, "Serial," the ongoing story of Adnan Syed who was convicted of murdering a high school student.

Stars: Luke Brindle-Khym, Rabia Chaudry, Saad Chaudry
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A true crime series based on the wildly successful podcast Truth and Justice that will see host Bob Ruff as he re-investigates the notorious West Memphis Three case.

Stars: Ryan Clark, Jim Clemente, Pam Hicks
Edit

Storyline

Flaws in the American justice system are explored and exposed through emotional, in-depth examinations of multiple death row cases. The series looks at cases from all angles, returning to the scene of the crime, re-interviewing witnesses, and delving beyond the details of the crime and court proceedings to take a deep look into the personal stories of the subjects, seeking to trace the path that led them to their place on death row. With incisive, compelling storytelling, The Last Defense gives voice to those who can no longer be heard. Season one investigates the cases of a Dallas housewife convicted of stabbing two of her sons to death, and a high school athlete convicted of shooting a father at point blank range in front of his daughters. Meanwhile, their attorneys race against the clock to get new trials before their execution dates are set. Both have been on death row for nearly two decades each. Both may be innocent. Written by The Last Defense

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

reenactment | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Opening credit narration by Viola Davis. See more »

User Reviews

 
One sided
6 March 2019 | by SomanimayurSee all my reviews

The show is clearly telling a story from only the prospective of one side. It shows how Darlie tells the story rather than what both sides think or represent. It looked like as if they were there to tell why Darlie is not guilty and is being a victim of a made-up story by the cops. The show tried really hard in making sure that the viewers took Darlie's side in this case. Very disappointing!


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Per Episode)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1080p
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed