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Oprah Winfrey Presents 'When They See Us Now' (VIDEO)

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Netflix and OWN announced Friday (June 7) that the closing night of Netflix’s Emmy® FYSEE showcase, featuring a special in-depth conversation hosted by executive producer Oprah Winfrey, with Emmy®-winner Ava DuVernay and the cast of their four-part limited series, When They See Us - will be recorded to premiere on Netflix and OWN, Wednesday June 12 at 10 p.m. EST (immediately following the Season Four premiere of DuVernay’s critically acclaimed “Queen Sugar” at 9p on OWN).

 

Oprah Winfrey Presents When They See Us Now, will also feature Winfrey's sit down interview with The Exonerated Five men of the Central Park Five 1989 case for the very first time. These conversations, closing out Netflix’s immersive FYSEE experience, will take place at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 9th.

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us chronicles the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

The event will include two intimate conversations, the first with series’ 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.  Winfrey will then sit down for the very first time with The Exonerated Five men – Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise – in addition to DuVernay, who co-wrote and directed all four parts.

 

Watch the When They See Us trailer below:

 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.