Netflix to air Oprah Winfrey When They See Us special
James R | On 11, Jun 2019
Netflix will air Oprah Winfrey’s interview with the makers of When They See and the five men whose lives are at its heart.
Winfrey hosted an Emmy For Your Consideration panel on Sunday with the show’s creator, Ava DuVernay..
The series chronicles the case of the Central Park Five, five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four-part drama focuses on the teenagers from Harlem – Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.
Ava DuVernay’s enraging, powerful, deeply human retelling of The Central Park Five case is essential viewing,” we wrote in our five-star review.
The panel saw Winfrey sit down to interview the five men. She also interviewed actors Niecy Nash, Jharrel Jerome, Michael K. Williams, Joshua Jackson, Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares and Justin Cunningham, as well as executive producers Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh.
The panel will air on OWN in the USA this Wednesday, but will also be available to stream on Netflix worldwide from the same day. Here’s a clip:
When They See Us is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.