‘Depp v. Heard on Netflix’ is the upcoming Netflix documentary series, which is being directed by the Emmy and BAFTA nominee, Emma Cooper. The documentary is based on the trial between the formerly married actors, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
The Netflix docu-series follows the proceedings of the trial held from April 11 to June 1, 2022, in Fairfax County, Virginia. This is not the first documentary series on this topic. Tubi had made an original movie titled ‘Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial’
Here’s everything you need to know about Depp v. Heard on Netflix.
Depp v. Heard on Netflix: Release Date
Depp v. Heard is all set to premiere on August 16, 2023. Netflix will be releasing footage of ‘the public trial’ that took place in Fairfax County, Virginia. The trial was live-streamed online and became an internet sensation in 2022.
Depp v. Heard will be released in 3 parts on Netflix.
Depp v. Heard on Netflix: What is it about?
In Netflix’s version, the official synopsis reads “Showing both testimonies side-by-side for the first time, this series explores the trial that set Hollywood ablaze and the online fallout that ensued.”
Based on the trailer, the three-part series is likely to cover three main topics.
- Their marriage
- The Court Trial
The couple first met in 2009 while filming ‘The Rum Diary’. They began dating around 2012 and were married in February 2015. A year later, Heard filed for divorce in May 2016 by alleging abuse.
Heard alleged that Johnny had physically abused her on multiple occasions in the past, because of his alcohol consumption and drug usage. In the Virginia Depp v. Heard trial, Depp, as the plaintiff, filed a complaint of defamation against defendant Heard, claiming $50 million in damages. Heard counter-sued Depp, claiming $100 million in damages.
The Jury ruled in favor of Johnny Depp and awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages from Heard. Amber won one of the three defamation charges and was awarded $2 million in damages.
Depp v. Heard on Netflix: Cast & Crew
With Johnny and Amber sharing the main screen space, here’s a look at the crew that worked on the docu-series.
- Emma Cooper (Director)
- Jeff Hutchens (Cinematography)
- Edmund Butt (Score)
- Alistair Martin, Jonathan Stenton, Eloise Vanstone (Editors)
Depp v. Heard on Netflix: Trailer
The trial was one of the most talked about events in 2022. More than court proceedings, they were both subject to people’s opinions and an internet trial. Fans of both actors are excited after Netflix recently released a trailer for the docu-series.