Netflix is no stranger to taking on hot-button issues. In 2016, the streaming giant released the powerful yet controversial documentary ‘The 13th’, and in 2017, on the other side of the spectrum, it released the widely scrutinized documentary ‘What The Health’ which made many dubious health claims. Including, that eating an egg is as bad for you as smoking cigarettes.
‘Seven Seconds’ will unfortunately probably cause a stir when it’s released since people don’t like hearing the uncomfortable truths about different races experiences in America, but hey, what’s new. The important thing is that the story is being told.
The show will focus on the death of an African-American teenager who is accidentally run over by a white police officer. The story obviously has many parallels to what is currently happening within American society. ‘Seven Seconds’ is being produced by Gavin O’Connor and stars Regina King and Clare-Hope Ashitey.
We’ve attached the trailer and full synopsis below.
‘Seven Seconds is an upcoming American anthological crime drama from Netflix that explores the human stories behind the headlines. The series is from creator and executive producer/showrunner Veena Sud and produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. Gavin O’Connor will serve as a director and executive producer on the series. The series is based on a Russian movie The Major (2013), written and directed by Yuri Bykov.The series will consist of ten episodes, which will be released on Netflix on February 23, 2018.
After Brenton Butler, a black teenager from Jersey City, is accidentally run over by a white police officer, a cover-up ensues and racial tensions explode’ Via Netflix/Wiki
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