Amazon announced today that Lorena, a four-part Prime Original documentary series executive produced by Jordan Peele, will premiere on Friday, February 15, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, following the world premiere at The Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, January 29th.
Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Joshua Rofé (Lost for Life), Lorena reveals the hidden truths in the notorious case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt and challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded this event. The series provides a fresh perspective on the story of Lorena Bobbitt and exposes how this event laid the groundwork for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage.
Lost in tabloid coverage and late-night talk show jokes, the Bobbitt story was a missed opportunity for a national discussion on domestic and sexual assault in America. Lorena is a groundbreaking re-investigation of the deep moral issues and painful human tragedies buried at the heart of this infamous American scandal.
Lorena is executive produced by Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw; Steven J. Berger and Joshua Rofé for Number 19; Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni for Sonar; and produced by Monkeypaw, Sonar Entertainment and Number 19.
Prime members will be able to stream the series exclusively via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online. Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership. The series will be a global release and available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories.