Watch the stunning trailer for ‘When They See Us,’ Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five series


Netflix has released the official trailer for When They See Us, the four-part miniseries from Ava DuVernay that tells the story of the Central Park Five, five young black men wrongly convicted of rape  in New York City in 1989. 

According to Netflix, the series will cover the entire 25 years between the April 19, 1989 assault of Trisha Meili and the 2014 settlement between New York City and the five men — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise — who spent years in jail for crimes they didn’t commit. 

The Hollywood Reporter notes the series will show the events from the perspective of those five young men. And, in the clip above, you’ll even catch a flash of the infamous full-page ad taken out by Donald Trump in May 1989, calling for the execution of the five boys.  Read more…

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