Ava Duvernay’s ‘Central Park Five’ Series Casting Announcement
We’re finally getting a peek at what Ava Duvernay‘s Central Park Five Netflix series is going to look like — with some of the names of their superstar-studded cast being unveiled. The four-episode narrative series, will tell the story of the five teens of color from Harlem who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The series will span from spring 1989 to 2014 when they were exonerated.
Emmy Award nominee Michael K. Williams will play Bobby McCray, father of accused teen Antron McCray. Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga will play Elizabeth Lederer, the Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and lead prosecutor on the case. John Leguizamo will play Raymond Santana Sr., father of accused teen Raymond Santana Jr..
The series is set to premiere in 2019.
The ‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 6 Trailer is Here
Netflix released the first trailer for Season 6 of Orange is the New Black, which picks up right after the riot that ruined Litchfield. In the trailer, we see that the group is now under maximum security, on new turf, with new rules, and new lines are drawn that threaten their friendships.
The new season premieres on July 27.
Black Panther’s Winston Duke Will Take on Role as Kimbo Slice
Winston Duke took on the beginning of 2018 as M’Baku but will be taking on another legendary role this year.
Duke will be playing MMA legend Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in Backyard Legend, a biopic about the fighter’s life. Ferguson, who died suddenly from heart failure and a liver mass at 42 in 2016, was a Bahamian-born fighter who rose from homelessness to mixed martial arts fame.
“I’m looking forward to exploring Kimbo’s story and interrogating the expectations society places on men like him who are their own special breed of hero,” Duke told Deadline.