Santa Clarita Diet and the 15 best new Netflix shows to watch this spring

Santa Clarita Diet - Credit: Netflix
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1. When They See Us

Premiere Date: May 31, 2019

Season: 1 (4 episodes)

When They See Us is easily one of the most anticipated series of the year. First announced in 2017, the true crime drama is created and written by Ava DuVernay who is best known for her work on Selma and A Wrinkle in Time. She also serves as the director for all four episodes. The series notably chronicles the events of the “Central Park Five” but was later retitled to When They See Us.

The series focuses on the famous attack on a jogger in 1989. Five Harlem teenagers were wrongly convicted by the courts and media for the jogger’s brutal rape. It wasn’t until 2002 that the men were exonerated for the crime they never committed. Many years passed before all of their names were finally cleaned in connection with the crime. They eventually sued New York City for the time they spent behind bars before being exonerated. The series is meant to expose the U.S. Criminal Justice System and how it failed these young innocent men of color.

The cast is highlighted by names including Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Famke Janssen, Niecy Nash, Reece Noi, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, and Storm Reid. Considering the series chronicles the lives of the teenage boys over the course of decades, two sets of actors will portray them.

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