The Battle for Justina Pelletier: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

A new docuseries from Peacock, ‘The Battle For Justina Pelletier’, explores the complicated case of a 14-year-old girl who was admitted to a Boston hospital with a perplexing mix of symptoms.

Release date

The series will premiere on December 13.


Director: David Metzler

Producer: Critical Content

Official synopsis

“Exploring the story of Justina Pelletier, a 14-year-old girl who entered a Boston hospital with a mysterious set of symptoms and quickly became a ward of the state, leaving her family in disbelief. 

The events that followed inspired an anonymous computer hacker to take matters into his own hands and sparked a debate about parental rights, medical child abuse and the gray areas in between.”

Other details

All four episodes of the series will be available on December 13.


Linda and Lou Pelletier, Justina’s parents, describe their daughter as a happy and vivacious young girl. The Pelletiers were charged with over-medicating Justina. Then the scene cuts to a mystery entry of a person that fundamentally altered Justina’s case.

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