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Cast of ‘When They See Us’ On The Real Central Park 5 & Working With Ava DuVernay

Congratulations to Jharrell Jerome, who won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie award at last night’s Primetime Emmy ceremony for his role in ‘When They See Us’! We are reposting this May 2019 article in acknowledgement of his win and the superior four-part Netflix series, which earned a whopping 16 Primetime Emmy nominations.

Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome and Marquis Rodriguez sat down with EBONY to discuss their new Netflix miniseries When They See Us, which is based on the story of the Central Park Five.

The group shared their experience working with the real Central Park Five– Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise–who were on-set consultants for the series. They also praised director Ava DuVernay for leading the cast in this fearless depiction of injustice.

Check out the clip above. When They See Us is available now on Netflix.


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