Netflix True Crime Doc Shows How 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Saved a Wrongfully Accused Man from Death Row

Netflix True Crime Doc Shows How 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Saved a Wrongfully Accused Man from Death Row
People love Larry David's hyper-neurotic comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm for plenty of reasons, but did you know that the show actually saves lives? A new true-crime doc on Netflix will showcase exactly how the series rescued a wrongfully accused man from death row.

Called Long Shot, the film follows the unlikely story of Juan Catalan. He was arrested in 2003 for a murder he didn't commit, and to prove his whereabouts during the crime, they found him in the background of a Curb outtake shot at Dodgers Stadium.

The discovery saw Catalan released from prison, where he had been facing a potential death penalty. He also received a $320,000 uSD settlement. 

According to an ABC report from 2007 [via Splitsider], Catalan had never watched Curb before his arrest but became a fan of the show after it, well, saved his life.

Watch the trailer for Long Shot below. The film hits Netflix on September 29. Then, another potentially life-saving season of Curb Your Enthusiasm hits HBO on October 1.