A powerful new trailer for Gina Prince Bythewood’s highly anticipated special 10-hour event series, Shots Fired, has been released by Fox! The series is an explosive look at the criminal justice system, and examines the events that follow when an African-American police officer kills an unarmed white college student in a small town in North Carolina. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, re-opening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart.
The series is written and executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo also will serve as executive producers. Prince-Bythewood will direct.
The cast includes Sanaa Lathan (The Best Man Holiday, The Perfect Guy), Helen Hunt (As Good As it Gets), Aisha Hinds (Under the Dome, True Blood), Tristian Wilds (The Wire, 90201), DeWanda Wise (The Mentalist), Edwina Findley (Get Hard, Middle of Nowhere), Alicia Sanz (From Dusk Till Dawn), Marqus Clae, Shamier Anderson (Race), Clare-Hope Ashitey (Suspects), Stephen James (Race, Selma), and more.
Shots Fired is sure to be one of the most talked about series of the year, and will be Prince-Bythewood’s first return to TV since working on shows including episodes of A Different World, Felicity, and Girlfriends.