Oprah will interview ‘Central Park Five’ falsely accused of 1989 rape
The internet has been emotionally charged up ever since the Netflix premiere of Director Ava DuVernay’s controversial bio series ‘When They See Us’. The series allows us to remember and follow the investigation and conviction of 5 New York city teenagers after being falsely accused of raping a white female jogger in central back in 1989.
Today, DuVernay’s amazing four part series has not only help shed light on their story but it has also grabbed the attention of higher profile celebrities with high praises from musician John Legend, the denial of one President Donald Trump and now Oprah Winfrey wants to continue their story with an interview titled ‘When They See Us Now’
Oprah Winfrey Presents When They See Us Now will feature a conversation with Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise, the now-adult men that DuVernay calls the Exonerated Five. The other half of the special will be a chat with producers and cast members from the Netflix series, including Niecy Nash, Michael K. Williams, Joshua FaJackson, 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.
Like many viewers, Oprah was deeply affected by watching When They See Us and shared her thoughts on social media. She also highlighted the fine performance by a particular member of the cast.
"Have you all seen When They See Us pt 4?" Oprah wrote in an Instagram caption, under a photo of Moonlight actor Jharrel Jerome, who plays Korey Wise. "Can we all stand up and give @jharreljerome a round of applause. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Incredible performance #standingovation."
The special will premiere on Wednesday, June 12, at 10 p.m. ET, jointly on Netflix and OWN (it follows the season 4 premiere of Queen Sugar, DuVernay's OWN series).
Trust is if you havent had a chance to catch the mini series, you definitely will not want to miss this!