Emmy winning actress Regina King has officially joined the Netflix series Seven Seconds.  Written by Sud, Seven Seconds is based on the 2013 Russian action movie The Major (Майор). Tensions run high between African-American citizens and Caucasian police in Jersey City, where a teenage African-American boy is critically injured by a cop.

King will star as Latrice Butler, a devout churchgoer and choir leader, a school secretary, a wife and the mother of a 15-year-old boy. After she and her family move out of the projects and become first-time homeowners, she is shaken to her core when she learns that in this time of promise, her son Brenton has been in an incident. Suddenly aware that there’s more to Brenton than she and her husband were aware of, Latrice is rocked by the power of her anger at her son’s predicament, an anger that will change her life and her relationship with her husband and more.

In addition to King, the cast includes David Lyons (Game of Silence), Michael Mosley (Sirens) and Patrick Murney (Public Morals).

she directed an episode of Southland, and went on to direct episodes of Being Mary JaneScandal, and The Catch.  Currently, King is stars in ABC’s American Crime and The Leftovers.  She is well-known for her roles in The Boondocks, Jerry Maguire, and Ray. 

King is already slated to return for the third season of ABC’s American Crime as well as HBO’s The Leftovers.  She has also been busy behind the camera and has directed episodes of Being Mary JaneScandal, Greenleaf, and The Catch.



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