Ana DuVernay’s Central Park Five series has a new name and official release date. The critically-acclaimed director took to social media on Friday, March 1, to announce the release date for her upcoming project. The series also has its new name, When They See Us.
In the first official trailer, it is revealed that the series will debut on Netflix on Friday, May 31.
DuVernay explained the name change in an official statement
“In 1989, five black and brown teen boys were wrongly accused of a crime they did not commit and branded The Central Park Five, a moniker that has followed them since that time,” she said.
“In 2019, our series gives the five men a platform to finally raise their voices and tell their full stories. In doing so, Korey, Antron, Raymond, Kevin and Yusef also tell the story of many young people of color unjustly ensnared in the criminal justice system. We wanted to reflect this perspective in our title, embracing the humanity of the men and not their politicized moniker.”
When They See Us will be a four-part series.
How can you tune in to ‘When They See Us’? Here is all of the information you need to catch the show when it returns to Netflix.
‘When They See Us’ Viewing Details
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 3:00 AM EST
TV Channel: Netflix
‘When They See Us’ Trailer