Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay has released the first teaser for When They See Us, a Netflix limited series surrounding the events of Central Park Five.
The highly-anticipated series tells the story of five teenagers of color – Korey, Antron, Raymond, Yusef, and Kevin – who are wrongfully convicted of raping a white woman. DuVernay has a knack for telling true stories in compelling ways and working with Netflix after the stellar 13th is a very good sign. She posted the teaser today and there are a lot of things to say about it. One thing is for sure, this is going to be a must-watch.
Check out the teaser below.
Not thugs. Not wilding. Not criminals. Not even the Central Park Five. They are Korey, Antron, Raymond, Yusef, Kevin. They are millions of young people of color who are blamed, judged and accused on sight. May 31. A film in four parts about who they really are. WHEN THEY SEE US. pic.twitter.com/QQBVqo4TYM
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 1, 2019
DuVernay directed and co-wrote the four-episode series which is set to debut on this summer on May 31.
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The series stars Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash,Blair Underwood, Christopher Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Omar J. Dorsey, Adepero Oduye, Famke Janssen, Aurora Perrineau, William Sadler, Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Storm Reid, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares, Justin Cunningham, Ethan Herisse, Caleel Harris, Marquis Rodriguez, and Asante Blackk.