By the looks of things, it’s shaping up to be a very exciting TV season this fall, and actress Sanaa Lathan is right in the middle of it.
The full trailer for her new FOX series Shots Fired has arrived and it looks riveting to say the least.
Shadow and Act has all of the details about Sanaa’s new show and it sounds incredibly juicy and definitely worth a look.
The synopsis of the show is as follows:
Examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, Shots Fired is a dramatic new event series from Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood.
The 10-hour event series is an explosive look at the criminal justice system. When an African-American police officer kills an unarmed White college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, reopening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart. Leading the Department of Justice’s inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan) and a young Special Prosecutor, Preston Terry (Stephan James), both of whom are African-American. As they start to pull back the layers of both cases, they suspect a cover-up that may involve some of the state’s most powerful people.
The series comes at a time when racially motivated crimes and injustices are at an all-time high, so it should be interesting to see how the writers tackle the issues that are currently so close to home.
Gina Prince-Bythewood and her husband, Reggie Rock Bythewood, have a great track record, having directed movies Love & Basketball and The Secret Life of Bees, so there are particularly high hopes for Shots Fired.