Netflix Crime Shows: When They See Us
Created by Ava DuVernay
Starring Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome, Marquis Rodriguez, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, Justin Cunningham, Freddy Miyares, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Kylie Bunbury, Aunjanue Ellis, Vera Farmiga, Felicity Huffman, John Leguizamo, Niecy Nash, and Michael K. Williams
When They See Us is a Netflix miniseries that tells the story of The Innocent Five. In 1989, five teenagers were arrested for the rape of a woman in Central Park in New York City. They were charged, tried and convicted, although their accounts of what happened differed wildly and investigators ignored other evidence that would have proved their innocence.
After serving more than a decade in prison, they were released from prison and sued for wrongful conviction and settled.
Their names are Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, and Raymond Santana.
Jharrel Jerome won an Emmy for his role in the series. When They See Us should have won the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series, but for some reason, Chernobyl won the award.
If you watch one show on this list, it should be When They See Us.