After “Selma,” director Ava DuVernay tells in “When They See Us” about the tragic downfall of the five young men known as the “Central Park Five” who were innocent behind bars for years. Here’s the latest trailer for the Netflix miniseries:
New York, 1989: When a young runner is brutally assaulted and raped in the infamous Central Park, the alleged perpetrators are quickly found. Although the five young African American and Hispanic men Korey (Jharrel Jerome), Antron (Caleel Harris), Yusef (Ethan Herisse), Kevin (Asante Black) and Raymond (Marquis Rodríguez) are innocent, they suddenly find themselves in prison. Under pressure from provocative media reports, the judiciary finally forced them to make confessions that forever changed the fate of the young men known as the “Central Park Five” …
In “When They See Us,” filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) recreates the tragic case as a four-part miniseries for Netflix and, in the 25-year story, deals primarily with what happened to the five afterward. DuVernay again addresses the American judicial system and the disadvantage of the African American community. She was even nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for her Netflix documentary “The 13th.”
Also on board the Netflix quartet are some familiar faces in supporting roles, such as Famke Janssen (“X-Men”), Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire”) and John Leguizamo (“John Wick”), as well as “Bates Motel. “- Star Vera Farmiga, which can also be seen in German theaters from May 30 on” Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters. “
If the latest trailer for “When They See Us” has piqued your interest in the “Central Park Five” story, you don’t even have to wait until the weekend. The series will be available on Netflix starting May 31, 2019.