Ethan Herisse as Young Yusef Salaam, and Aunjanue Ellis as Sharonne Salaam. Featured Image
The limited series tells the story of the Central Park Five from the perspective of the teens who were wrongly convicted of rape three decades ago. DuVernay created, co-wrote and directed the four-part series.
“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. In 2019, our series gives the five men a platform to finally raise their voices and tell their full stories,” DuVernay said in a statement about the series.