Bert and Sanne additionally mentioned how The Twelve was a response to the real-life Belgian dialogue over the price and necessity of a proper jury system.
When some Belgian leaders wished to chop the jury dimension from 12 to 4, there was outcry that this may result in unfair trials.
“There was an enormous public debate about jury obligation in Belgium that we discovered enormously fascinating. The earlier authorities tried to eradicate the jury system by which 12 residents resolve upon guilt and penalty of the defendant, as a result of it principally was too costly. They wished a diminished system the place three judges and 4 residents would make a decision,” they instructed Selection. “Nevertheless it turned out to be unconstitutional.”
“We discovered it thought frightening to give attention to the bizarre people who get drawn by lot for jury obligation. Many of the courtroom dramas we all know give attention to the legal professionals or the defendant, however we actually wished to have the standpoint of regular individuals,” they concluded.
Although Fri Palmers isn’t based mostly on an actual particular person, The Twelve is clearly meant to evoke a dialogue amongst viewers in regards to the justice system.
The Twelve is offered to stream on Netflix now.