If you have not seen the Netflix four-part docudrama, When They See Us, you are missing out on an amazing story based on the events of the 1989 Central Park jogger case where the lives of five families were irrevocably changed forever. The five sons of these families were wrongly prosecuted, charged, incarcerated, and later exonerated for the rape and assault of a jogger in Central Park, NY .
The series, directed by Ava DuVernay, features Jharrel Jerome, Asante Blackk, Jovan Adepo, Michael Williams, Logan Marshall-Green, Joshua Jackson, Blair Underwood, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, among others.
When They See Us has received 11 nominations for upcoming 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. Among those nominations, young actor Asante Blackk has been tapped for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for his portrayal of Kevin Richardson.
According to his IMDb account, the 17-year-old Maryland native is a student at Waldorf’s North Point High School and, of course, he is president of the school’s Theater Club.
The Emmy’s will air Sept. 14, 2019. We will definitely be watching and cheering for this film to take home all 11 nominations! Congratulations Asante. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for you on the big screen and beyond.