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[07/06/17 - 11:05 AM]
Ava DuVernay Brings the Story of the Central Park Five to Netflix in Dramatic Limited Series
"I had an extraordinary experience working with Netflix on 13TH and am overjoyed to continue this exploration of the criminal justice system as a narrative project with Cindy Holland and the team there," said DuVernay.







CENTRAL PARK FIVE, THE (NETFLIX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
7/6/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
five episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Netflix's press release, July 2017) The historic case of The Central Park Five will be brought to life in a new dramatic limited series for Netflix created by Ava DuVernay, who will also write and direct. The narrative, five-episode series will be executive produced by Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King from Participant Media, Oprah Winfrey/Harpo Films, Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh from Tribeca Productions, and DuVernay. "I had an extraordinary experience working with Netflix on 13TH and am overjoyed to continue this exploration of the criminal justice system as a narrative project with Cindy Holland and the team there," said DuVernay. "The story of the men known as Central Park Five has riveted me for more than two decades. In their journey, we witness five innocent young men of color who were met with injustice at every turn - from coerced confessions to unjust incarceration to public calls for their execution by the man who would go on to be the President of the United States."
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ava DuVernay as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Berry Welsh as EP
· Jane Rosenthal as EP
· Jeff Skoll as EP
· Jonathan King as EP
· Oprah Winfrey as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Harpo Films
· Participant Media
· Tribeca Productions