For Grant, who served as showrunner and an government producer, the collection, which additionally stars Merritt Wever and Collette as detectives primarily based on, although not named after, Galbraith and Hendershot, is a chance to spotlight the significance of expertise and coaching when investigating sexual assault instances.
Unbelievable was nominated for 4 Golden Globes, together with appearing nods for Dever, Wever and Collette, and Collette, additionally a SAG Award nominee, has already received a Critics Selection Award.
“It is value noting that the detectives on which Merritt and Toni’s characters are primarily based had had, the Toni character had had greater than a decade of sexual assault investigation expertise, Merritt’s much less however nonetheless a substantial quantity, and the person you noticed on this [first episode] who led the investigation had not too long ago come over from narcotics and I feel it was his second or third sexual assault, so he was untrained,” Grant, who beforehand penned Erin Brockovich, amongst others, informed The Hollywood Reporter in July 2019. “We talked to these detectives and to listen to them speak about what that have has taught them about what occurs to the mind in trauma and the way that modifications and the way you speak to them and query them and advise is—no surprise it will get tousled. Individuals must be skilled.”