Netflix’s Central Park Five announces premiere date and drops teaser


Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five officially has a premiere date–and a teaser!

Central Park Five tells the story of the five teenage boys that were wrongfully accused of a crime back in 1989, and Ava DuVernay is ready to give them a platform to speak on so many years later, per Deadline.

There is a lot of anticipation and hype around this upcoming series, but this week brought forth some changes for the series including a name from Central Park Five to When They See Us.

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The series will cover the infamous case back in 1989 that consisted of a heinous crime and a series of false prosecutions that changed the lives of the then-teenage boys forever.

DuVernay seeks to shed light on the injustices these boys went through as a result of their skin color.

This group of teens came to be known as the Central Park Five and through the Netflix series finally be given a chance to tell their side of the story.

Central Park Five or rather When They See Us stars Vera Farmiga, Felicity Huffman, Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, amongst many others.

The series will take place in 1989 and focus on the five teens from Harlem (Santana, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, and Korey Wise) who went through the criminal justice system wringer regarding a Central Park rape case.

They were eventually cleared of the crimes, but not until 25 years later.

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The series is set to premiere on Netflix on May 31st.