Depp v. Heard trailer
In the world of social media, people passionately dissect and debate various world events on a daily basis. While media circuses like the O.J. Simpson trial are less common but still frequent, it takes a special case to spark an overwhelming explosion of online reactions. Last year’s defamation trial between A-list actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, Amber Heard, became just that.
Now, Netflix has unveiled the trailer for “Depp v. Heard,” a three-part documentary that goes beyond a simple play-by-play of the trial. Instead, it delves into the profound impact the case had on the world. The public hung on to every moment from every outlet, whether streaming, television, or social media.
According to Netflix’s Tudum site, director Emma Cooper’s limited series aims to provide a neutral overview of what happens when the court of public opinion overshadows reality. Using 200 hours of live-streamed trial coverage from mainstream news and citizen commentators on TikTok and Twitter, the three-part series presents Depp and Heard’s testimonies side by side. The documentary critically examines the role social media played in the trial and raises thought-provoking and uncomfortable questions about how conversations outside the courtroom may have influenced the outcome.
The public responded strongly in one way or another to the dramatic trial of Depp and Heard. Take a look at the insanity that followed.
Those who followed the drama witnessed emotions and judgments shifting between parties several times. Initially, Johnny Depp faced negative portrayals due to Amber Heard’s claims. Later, revelations showed Heard’s abusive behavior, and Depp gained sympathy with character testimonies from his family. The trial left many uncertainties, and even after its conclusion, the debate continues. Regardless of innocence, both Heard and Depp’s reputations were tarnished.
“Depp v. Heard” airs on Netflix on August 16.