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When They See Us 

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Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.
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"When They See Us" Shows the Horrors of Injustice

"When They See Us" star Joshua Jackson discusses why the new Netflix mini-series is so impactful, and how his character became a passionate advocate for justice.

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Top Rated TV #31 | Nominated for 16 Primetime Emmys. Another 10 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Asante Blackk ...  Kevin Richardson (Teen) 4 episodes, 2019
Caleel Harris ...  Antron McCray (Teen) 4 episodes, 2019
Ethan Herisse ...  Yusef Salaam (Teen) 4 episodes, 2019
Marquis Rodriguez ...  Raymond Santana Jr (Teen) 4 episodes, 2019
Marsha Stephanie Blake ...  Linda McCray 4 episodes, 2019
Kylie Bunbury ...  Angie Richardson 4 episodes, 2019
John Leguizamo ...  Raymond Santana Sr. 4 episodes, 2019
Niecy Nash ...  Deloris Wise 4 episodes, 2019
Suzzanne Douglas ...  Grace Cuffee 4 episodes, 2019
Michael Kenneth Williams ...  Bobby McCray 4 episodes, 2019
Jharrel Jerome ...  Korey Wise 3 episodes, 2019
Aunjanue Ellis ...  Sharonne Salaam 3 episodes, 2019
Felicity Huffman ...  Linda Fairstein 3 episodes, 2019
Len Cariou ...  DA Robert Morgenthau 3 episodes, 2019
William Sadler ...  Detective Michael Sheehan 3 episodes, 2019
Adepero Oduye ...  Nomsa Brath 3 episodes, 2019
Alexandra Templer ...  Trisha Meili 3 episodes, 2019
Denia Brache Denia Brache ...  Natividad 3 episodes, 2019
Vera Farmiga ...  Elizabeth Lederer 3 episodes, 2019
Omar J. Dorsey ...  Elombre Brath 3 episodes, 2019
Jovan Adepo ...  Antron McCray (Adult) 2 episodes, 2019
Chris Chalk ...  Yusef Salaam / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Justin Cunningham ...  Kevin Richardson (Adult) 2 episodes, 2019
Freddy Miyares ...  Raymond Santana Jr (Adult) 2 episodes, 2019
Famke Janssen ...  Nancy Ryan 2 episodes, 2019
Chukwudi Iwuji ...  Colin Moore 2 episodes, 2019
Storm Reid ...  Lisa 2 episodes, 2019
Alex Breaux ...  Tim Clements 2 episodes, 2019
Jayce Bartok ...  Detective Hildebrandt 2 episodes, 2019
Frank Pando ...  Detective Gonzales / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Edward Carnevale ...  Court Clerk 2 episodes, 2019
Tyler Dean Flores ...  Eddie 2 episodes, 2019
Maliq Johnson ...  Terence 2 episodes, 2019
Isaiah Negrón ...  Mike 2 episodes, 2019
Elijah Richardson ...  Al Morris 2 episodes, 2019
Kate Easton ...  Patricia Dean 2 episodes, 2019
Todd Lawson ...  John Loughlin 2 episodes, 2019
Caroline Hewitt ...  Local News Reporter 2 episodes, 2019
Chris Jackson ...  Peter Rivera 2 episodes, 2019
Joshua Jackson ...  Mickey Joseph 2 episodes, 2019
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Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.

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What if all boys were created equal?


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Central Park Five See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Jharrel Jerome lobbied for an audition while he was busy filming Mr. Mercedes (2017), for which he had grown a beard. With the beard, he was afraid he would be considered too old to play the younger Korey, and he fully expected that the project would cast two different actors to play the part at different ages. After finishing Mr. Mercedes, he shaved his beard and auditioned again. Ava DuVernay was so impressed by both his audition, and how much his facial hair aged him, that she cast him as Korey at both ages. See more »

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The Central Park Five
10 June 2019 | by ahmetkozanSee all my reviews

This production, which has been very popular since the introduction process, made an ambitious introduction to Netflix. When They See Us aims to tell an impressive story that has shaken the audience deeply.

The series focuses on the "Central Park Five" incident in 1989. Since many people are aware of this tragic event thanks to this series, the mission that the series takes on is very important. Five blackish youths are unfairly accused of rape in Central Park in 1989. The series, which tells the struggle of these five young people against justice, dates from 1989 to 2002. The series, which reveals a flutter that touches the heart, is not only important because it is based on reality, but also has inferences that shed light on today. When They See Us is very successful in reflecting the tension and drama of young people's struggle for justification. The main reason why emotions are well reflected is the excellent acting performances in the series. Accurate actor preferences help to better reflect the screenplay with an impressive fiction. Episodes ranging from 60 to 80 minutes allow the 23-year process to be followed step by step. A successful cinematography has been applied to ensure that this tense atmosphere is supported visually. Apart from the main characters, there are also successful names in episodes of the series. The series, which has a crowded staff, is becoming one of the productions to be watched thanks to this collective success.

When They See Us reflects a successful example of a genre not so common in Netflix. To see the reflections of a true-life event with its different dimensions in today's world will give the viewers a new perspective. An excellent option for those who want a quality drama. 10/10


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