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Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us – Netflix Original

Based on a true story, When They See Us chronicles the notorious case of five teenagers of colour, labelled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

Click through to watch the trailer and to read about the series.



The four-part limited series focuses on the five teenagers from Harlem: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series cover 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.  The executive producers of the show are: 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. In addition to DuVernay, the writers on the limited series include: Attica Locke, Robin Swicord, and Michael Starrbury.