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This is the true story of The Central Park Five.
Now we all know this has been the year of Netflix originals. They company has been putting tons of money into their own content and now they’ve teamed up with writer and director Ava DuVernay to tell the gripping story of The Central Park Five. DuVernay is known for her award winning films Selma, The 13th and A Wrinkle In Time.
This series is based on the true story of a group of five black boys from Harlem, who were wrongfully convicted of a rape they did not commit in 1989. The description reads, “The four-part limited series will focus 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 will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.”
Crazy enough, today is also the 30th anniversary of when the events first transpired. “When They See Us” premieres May 31st on Netflix, watch the full trailer below: