We are one step closer to getting Ava DuVernay’s series about the Central Park Five. On Monday, the first round of stars that will appear in the project were announced.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo and Vera Farmiga were announced as a part of the cast.
The four-part Netflix series will premiere in 2019 and will focus on the real-life story of the five teenagers —Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise — from Harlem that were convicted of a rape they did not commit.
Williams, who is known for starring on the HBO series, “The Wire,” will play Bobby McCray, the father of accused teen Antron McCray. Leguizamo will play Raymond Santana Sr., the father of accused teen Raymond Santana Jr. Farmiga will carry out the role of Elizabeth Lederer, the Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and lead prosecutor on the case.
The series will span from the spring of 1989 when the young men were first questioned about the incident, to 2014 when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York.