Following on from her critically acclaimed Netflix documentary 13th, Ava DuVernay will be returning to Netflix to direct a five-part Limited Series about the Central Park Five. The scripted series is completed written and directed by DuVernay and boasts some pretty impressive media giants behind her.
Teaming up with Participant Media, Tribeca Productions and Harpo Films, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh will all executive produce the series with DuVernay.
The 1989 case of the Central Park Five were five Black and Latino teenagers (Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise) wrongfully convicted of raping a white female jogger in Manhattan’s Central Park. The teens were convicted of several charges in 1990 and later exonerated in 2014 after serial rapist Matias Reyes came forward and confessed to the rape and his DNA was proven to be a match.
We know that DuVernay will do their story justice.