When They See Us (Netflix)

Synopsis

Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay wrote and directed this four-part Netflix original series based on a true story that gripped the country.

The series chronicles the infamous case of the Central Park Five. Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise were five teenagers of color from Harlem who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

The series begins in the spring of 1989 when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident. We see how the actions of the police and the racism within the NYPD affects these children over the course of 25 years, including their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached in 2014.

Cast

Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, Justin Cunningham, Jharrel Jerome, Freddy Miyares, Reginald L. Barnes, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Bryan Terrell Clark, Aunjanue Ellis, Vera Farmiga, Felicity Huffman, Joshua Jackson, Famke Janssen, John Leguizamo, Storm Reid, Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Niecy Nash
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