'Proven Innocent' premiere: New trailer 'Suspect Her' astonishingly reveals Levi Scott was Rosemary's lover
The upcoming Fox drama has released over 10 short teasers, but the newly released one titled 'Suspect Her,' as opposed to the first trailer titled 'Believe Her,' drops a major bomb
The countdown to the premiere of Fox's highly-anticipated legal drama has begun, and the momentum from snippet trailers have started buzzing leading up to February 15. So far, the trailers established the premise of Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), a young lawyer, fiercely fighting for those who are wrongly convicted, because she understands how it feels to be wrongly convicted.
More than a decade ago, she herself was falsely sentenced, along with her brother Levi Scott (Riley Smith), for the murder of her best friend, Rosemary Lynch (Casey Tutton). She served time in prison, until she was proven innocent. Ten years after, she became a lawyer, fighting for those who are the victims of "corrupt" lawyers, such as Gore Bellows (Kelsey Grammer). A newly posted trailer titled "Suspect Her" gives us new information guaranteeing a turn of events as the season unfurls.
The trailer starts with Madeline's interrogation. "Did you kill Rosemary?" She replies in the negative. The inquisition continues; "What happened that night?" and Madeline quips "They have no evidence," and the flashback takes us to the day Rosemary was found dead in a secluded rocky area. The sight, previously seen in trailers, shows Madeline's brother was there at the sight of the murder, on his knees and hands full of blood.
The cross-questioning of Madeline does not stop and when asked if there's anything she had not told the investigators, Madeline says out loud with conviction "I did not do it." But no one buys it. She becomes a tabloid and news sensation as news anchors televise "Madeline Scott murdered her best friend Rosemary Lynch," with broadcast headlines reading "Party girl murderer?" and "All American Psycho," with pictures of her partying with her friends.
Then Levi Scott comes into the picture, he is being interrogated separately. "Things happened that night," he says "things you can't even imagine". "He murdered my best friend," an unfamiliar voice states in the background. When it's Bellows' time to speak, the prosecutor in charge of the case, seriously states "I believe her brother was guilty," which is strikingly different to what we had heard so far. In the earlier trailers, Bellows had said he believed Madeline was guilty and still thinks so. Then the bomb drops in this trailer as Levi says "I loved Rosemary."
It's a hold-on moment, because so far, from what we knew about the show through trailers, nothing indicated a romantic relationship between Levi and Rosemary. "I wouldn't have hurt her," Levi adds. Bellows then says "She killed that girl and now they're both free" before stamping her "guilty."
Madeline understands she won't have the support of the people who believe she is guilty. "There's got to be people who don't want to be rooting for me because I may be guilty." She's a hero to a few and a still-hated individual to many. The only way to seal her innocence would be to find the person who really murdered Rosemary Lynch, because the murderer was never caught.
The case was dismissed with her sentencing. However, a twist has been brought to light as Levi was Rosemary's lover. Did Madeline know about it? That is still under wraps as of now, but what's a juicier story than a best friend killing a best friend? A lover killing a lover.