When They See Us: The real Central Park Five to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey


Netflix is giving us a deeper look into the story of the Central Park Five with an Oprah Winfrey exclusive interview called When They See Us Now.

When They See Us has taken the world by storm after the four-part Ana DuVernay limited series premiered on Netflix. The series follows the real-life story of five young African American boys who were wrongfully convicted for the rape and beating of a female jogger in 1989. It’s an emotionally gripping and jarring story that highlights the injustices of the criminal justice system, and one that deserves all the awards—seriously.

And with all the popularity the story has gotten, Netflix and Oprah Winfrey’s network OWN have decided to team up for an exclusive interview with the real men of the Central Park Five, according to EW. After watching the series, I have so many questions and I’m so curious to know how they handled it all. Being sent away for something you didn’t do at such a young age has got to take a toll in so many ways, and I hope it’s something they reflect on more during the interview.

When They See Us does show glimpses of the Central Park Five’s journey from conviction to exoneration but there’s just so much more to know about what happened. I hope each of them goes into more detail about their individual experiences and how they were able to resume their lives after their exoneration. I can’t imagine what that must have been like, and how difficult it would be to trust anyone.

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The Netflix/OWN special will have two interviews, one with the Central Park Five (Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise) and the other with Michael K. Williams and Niecy Nash led by Oprah herself.

If you’re curious to check out the special be sure to tune in on June 12th at 10 PM EST on OWN and Netflix to catch it.

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I’m expecting it to be extremely emotional and fully intend on keeping a box of tissues by my side. It’s certainly going to be a tough interview to witness, but knowing Oprah Winfrey is leading it gives me some comfort. She will ask the right questions and clarify all the things that many of us are dying to know. June 12th can’t come soon enough!

(Source: Entertainment Weekly)