The Twelve on ITV: Is it based on a true story?

The Twelve is ITV1’s latest crime drama series set in a courtroom that’s set to shock and delight viewers, but what is this series based on?

ITV1’s latest drama The Twelve is set to hit screens this week. The Australian courtroom drama focuses on the lives of 12 ordinary people who are selected as jurors on a murder case involving a woman named Kate Lawson who stands accused of killing her niece. The members of the jury bring their prejudices, trauma and own life experiences to the stand and must find a way to work out if Kate is in fact guilty of the crime she is accused.

While the series has already delighted Australian viewers, many UK viewers are curious about this drama and want to know more about what inspired the events in the ten-part series. Here’s what you need to know…

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Is The Twelve based on a true story?