“Shots Fired” first two episodes to be shown at Sundance

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Last week we reported that Stephen Moyer’s new series will premiere on TV via Fox sometime in March.  However, now we learn that “Shots Fired” will show the series first two episodes at the Sundance Film festival in January.

The Competition lineup unveiled for the Film Festival shows that there will be plenty of timely social commentary onscreen.

Hot-button fare includes the first two episodes of the 10-hour series Shots Fired from executive producers Gina Prince-Bythewood, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. The series takes place in the wake of racially charged shootings in a North Carolina town, where an investigator digs into the cases alongside a special prosecutor. Together they seek justice while navigating the ensuing media attention and public unrest threatening the divided town. Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer and Mack Wilds star.

The show’s episodes will premiere in the “SPECIAL EVENTS” category, as follows:

SPECIAL EVENTS

One-of-a-kind moments highlighting new independent works that add to the unique Festival experience. An evolving section, this year includes episodic work, short films and live post-screening discussions.

Shots Fired / U.S.A. (Executive Producers: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo) — After racially charged shootings in a North Carolina town, an investigator digs into the cases alongside a special prosecutor. Together they seek justice while navigating the ensuing media attention and public unrest threatening the divided town. The festival will premiere two episodes of this 10-hour series, followed by an extended Q&A. Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer, Mack Wilds. (World Premiere)

About The Sundance Film Festival

Park City, UT — Sundance Institute convenes a full slate of provocative and agenda-setting independent films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival  hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19-29.

Learn more about the festival here: sundance.org

source: The HollywoodReporter.com

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