The four-part project was co-written and directed by DuVernay and is based on the true story that gripped the country in 1989, when five Harlem teenagers of color–Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana
The story will begin in the spring of
“In 1989, five black and brown teen boys were wrongly accused of a crime they did not commit and branded the Central Park Five, a moniker that has followed them since that time,” DuVernay said in a statement obtained by EBONY.
The limited series was originally titled after the moniker, but the director and streaming giant wanted to free the men from thatlabel, which has been rooted in racism.
DuVernay added, “In 2019, our series gives the five men a platform to finally raise their voices and tell their full stories. In doing so, Korey, Antron, Raymond, Kevin
The series stars Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood, Christopher Jackson
When They See Us will be available through Netflix starting May 31.