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MUST WATCH: Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’ about the Central Park Five is now on Netflix

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MUST WATCH: Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’ about the Central Park Five is now on Netflix

The story of Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise.

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Netflix has debuted the much-talked-about new miniseries When They See Us.

The mini-series is another stellar delivery Ava DuVernay (the creator, director and co-writer).

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us chronicles the notorious case of five teenagers; the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four-part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. The series takes us back to 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, and span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

 

 

When They See Us was created by Ava DuVernay, who also co-wrote and directed the four parts. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King from Participant Media, Oprah Winfrey from Harpo Films, and Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh and Robert De Niro from Tribeca Productions are the executive producers.

The series stars Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood, Christopher Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Omar Dorsey, Adepero Oduye, Famke Janssen, Aurora Perrineau, Dascha Polanco, William Sadler, Jharrel Jerome and more.

When They See Us is currently streaming on Netflix.

Watch the trailer below:

 


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