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Shots Fired, 2017
ARTICLE FROM: dailynews.com BELOW about Shots Fired:
The racially-charged shootings that have gripped the nation will soon dominate primetime television – not on cable news but in the Fox drama “Shots Fired.”
The 10-hour event series from husband and wife writer-directors Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Notorious”) and Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Secret Life of Bees” and “Beyond The Lights”) is set to premiere in late February alongside the network’s hit show “Empire” on Wednesday nights.
Unlike “Empire,” which sets social media ablaze each week with its sassy characters and catchy music, “Shots Fired” is written to make viewers think about issues like race and police brutality.
“We came in and asked, ‘what’s the most powerful thing that we can do within 10 hours?’” said Gina Prince-Bythewood during a sit-down interview on Aug. 5, at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Washington, D.C., where the network screened the pilot episode.
The Bythewoods, who are African American, were tapped to create the series in 2015 by Fox Television Group co-chairman and CEO Dana Walden following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
“We got a call from the head of Fox, who wanted to create a show that dealt with what was going on at the time… it was something we felt we couldn’t pass up,” said Gina Prince-Bythewood.
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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SHOW’S PRODUCTION
|Release date:||Premiere, March 22, 2017 – 10 episodes|
|Showrunner/Writer and Producer:||
|Film Locations:||North Carolina, USA|
|Plot Summary:||Examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, SHOTS FIRED is a dramatic new event series that is a “why done it?” and a “who done it?” From Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love and Basketball”) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “Notorious”), 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, re-opening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart.|
|Production Design:||Giles Masters|
|Set Decoration:||Barb Livingston|
The first OFFICIAL trailer for Shots Fired: