“CENTRAL PARK FIVE” NETFLIX SERIES ADDS NEW CAST MEMBERS

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Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga and John Leguizamo join cast of Ava DuVernay’s “Central Park Five” Netflix movie. 

 

Emmy Award Nominee Michael K. Williams (The Wire, The Night Of) will play Bobby McCray, devoted father of accused teen Antron McCray.

Academy Award® Nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Bates Motel) will play Elizabeth Lederer, the Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and lead prosecutor on the case.

Emmy Award Winner John Leguizamo (Bloodline, John Wick) will play Raymond Santana Sr., the father of accused teen Raymond Santana Jr. 

 

Based on a true story that gripped the country, Central Park Five will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The series will span from the spring of 1989, when each were first questioned about the incident, to 2014 when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York. 

 

The limited series will premiere globally on Netflix in 2019.