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Meet the cast of Central Park Five, your next Netflix true crime obsession
The mini-series will be directed and written by Ava DuVernay.

NETFLIX HAS ANNOUNCED a new upcoming true-crime series, ‘Central Park Five’, written and directed by Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay.

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The mini-series will be based on the 1989 Central Park Jogger case, in which five teenagers of colour from Harlem were wrongfully convicted of rape based solely on confessions that they said were coerced and false.

The series will span from the spring of 1989, when each were first questioned about the ‘Central Park Jogger’ incident, to 2014 when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York.

So, who’s playing who?

The Wire’s Michael K. Williams will play Bobby McCray, father of accused teen Antron McCray.

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Bates Motel’s Vera Farmiga will play Elizabeth Lederer, the Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and lead prosecutor on the case.

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John Leguizamo from Romeo + Juliet (poor Tybalt) will play Raymond Santana Sr., the father of accused teen Raymond Santana Jr.

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The series isn’t released until next year, but we’re already VERY excited.

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