For Grant, who served as showrunner and an government producer, the sequence, which additionally stars Merritt Wever and Collette as detectives based mostly 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 performing nods for Dever, Wever and Collette, and Collette, additionally a SAG Award nominee, has already gained a Critics Choice Award.
“It’s worth noting that the detectives on which Merritt and Toni’s characters are based had had, the Toni character had had more than a decade of sexual assault investigation experience, Merritt’s less but still a considerable amount, and the man you saw in this [first episode] who led the investigation had recently come over from narcotics and I think it was his second or third sexual assault, so he was untrained,” Grant, who beforehand penned Erin Brockovich, amongst others, advised The Hollywood Reporter in July 2019. “We talked to those detectives and to hear them talk about what that experience has taught them about what happens to the brain in trauma and how that changes and how you talk to them and question them and advise is—no wonder it gets messed up. People need to be trained.”