A rape case that has made headlines spanning decades is the focus of a new limited series that’s in the works at Netflix. The streaming service announced that the project from Ava DuVernay, who worked with Netflix on last year’s acclaimed documentary “13th,” will focus on the Central Park Five — five teenagers who were wrongly convicted in the brutal rape of a jogger in Central Park in 1989.
The five-episode dramatic series from executive producers Participant Media, Harpo Films and Tribeca Productions is set for a 2019 premiere on Netflix. DuVernay is the creator, writer and director of the series.
DuVernay’s “13th” was nominated for an Academy Award this year for Best Documentary Feature. With her 2014 feature “Selma” she became the first black female director to have her film nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.
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