Ava Du­Ver­nay to cre­ate ‘Cen­tral Park Five’ drama for Net­flix

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

Net­flix says the his­toric case of the Cen­tral Park Five will be brought to life in a lim­ited se­ries to be writ­ten and directed by Ava Du­Ver­nay. The fiveep­isode drama will be based on the true story of five teenagers from Har­lem who were wrongly con­victed of rap­ing Tr­isha Meili while she was jog­ging in New York’s Cen­tral Park. Each part will fo­cus on one of the five teens, span­ning from spring 1989, when each was first ques­tioned, to 2014, when they were ex­on­er­ated. Du­Ver­nay said the case had riv­et­ted her for decades, with its “five in­no­cent young men of colour who were met with in­jus­tice at ev­ery turn.” There was no an­nounce­ment of cast mem­bers or a re­lease date.

Ava Du­Ver­nay

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