Netflix has released the trailer for ‘When They See Us’, a four-part limited series, written and directed by Ava DuVernay, on this Friday. The series will premiere on May 31.
The show is based on the ‘Central Park Five‘ – the true story of five teens – four black and one Hispanic – who were accused of assaulting and raping a white female jogger at Central Park, New York. The young men – all juveniles – were coerced by the police to admit to a crime they did not commit and faced injustice for almost 13 years.
On this exact day 30 years ago, a woman was raped in Central Park. Five black + brown boys were framed for her rape. The story you know is the lie that police, prosecutors and Donald Trump told you. WHEN THEY SEE US is the story of the boys from their eyes and their hearts. https://t.co/pJu2FFSYnZ— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 19, 2019
The show follows the young men from their arrests and harrowing trial to their exoneration as well as when they sue the city of New York for damages which was settled by the city giving them a settlement amount of $40 million dollars.
This trailer had me feeling so many emotions chiefly amongst them were heartbreak, rage, and disappointment. This will be a heavy but necessary viewing— Cody Wilshire (@MissCWilshire) 19 April 2019
The series has Oprah Winfrey and Robert DeNiro as its producers. The cast includes famous faces like Felicity Huffman, Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Vera Farmiga, Niecy Nash and Joshua Jackson. New faces Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise play the roles of the five teens.
In the meantime, you can watch the trailer below:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3F9n_smGWY&w=560&h=315]
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