VIOLA DAVIS DOCUSERIES GETS PREMIERE DATE

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TV One has set the premiere date for the four-part docuseries, Two Sides executive produced by Oscar winner Viola Davis to debut on January 22, 2018.

Two Sides will explore "watershed moments for law enforcement and the Black community at the crossroads between life and death." In addition to Davis executive producing with be her husband Julius Tennon (JuVee Productions) and Lemuel Plummer (L. Plummer Media), she will also narrate each one-hour episode as it offers an in-depth, comprehensive look into disturbing cases of officer-involved deaths.

Many of the stories will involve headlines involving fatal police encounters during 2014 - 2015, the series analyzes and presents multiple points of view of the highly charged cases involving Eric Garner (New York), Ezell Ford (California), John Crawford (Ohio), and Sandra Bland (Texas). Their tragic deaths sparked grassroots social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter, inspired protests by high profile personalities, and immortalized their names as tragic figures in the polarizing debate on police brutality and race.