The three hour plus documentary (which will be broken up into a series and shown on Investigation Discovery) will chronicle four more cases involving folks on death row: Linda Carty, found guilty of murdering Joana Rodrigues during a botched kidnapping attempt of her 3-year-old son; George Rivas and Joseph Garcia, who are currently serving multiple life sentences in a Texas maximum security prison; Hank Skinner, who claims innocence in the murder of his girlfriend and her two sons; and James Barnes, a convicted rapist and murderer.
Sounds fun, right? Well, believe us, while "Into The Abyss" is certainly heavy, it's also profound and illuminating in unexpected ways, and Herzog gives equal voice to the authorities, the convicted, and the families of the victims. We're definitely eager to see more. The Berlin Film Festival runs from February 9-19.