WATCH: Regina King breaks hearts as grieving mother in new police killing movie ’Seven Seconds’

The thrilling new crime series explores the human stories behind the headlines that permeate today’s news cycle.

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There’s a new drama heading to Netflix that’s sure to captivate the community.

The new series Seven Seconds stars Claire-Hope Ashley (Shots Fired), Regina King (American Crime), and Russel Hornsby (Fences) tackles hot button issues of judicial injustice, police brutality and systemic racism in this compelling drama from creator and executive producer, Veena Sud.

When an African-American teenager is fatally injured by a police officer, racial tensions reach an all-time high in Jersey City. As the district attorney strives to uncover the truth behind the incident and shine a light on the corruption in the police department, the family searches for answers, justice, and peace for their son.

The thrilling new crime series explores the human stories behind the headlines that permeate today’s news cycle. The 10-episode series is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats until the very last episode and is sure to ignite a range of emotions from fans who will be forced to ask themselves some tough questions about right, wrong, and the ways we reconcile horrific events.

In an instant, life is forever changed for Brenton Butler (Russel Hornsby) and his family. He and his wife, (Regina King) are in for a gut-wrenching ride after a white cop accidentally hits and critically injures their teenage son. A city explodes with racial tensions after an attempted cover up and an explosive trial.

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Expect standout performances from the lead actors who deliver gripping drama through poignant portrayals of folks who could be any of us at any time.

Seven Seconds premieres on Netflix on February 23.

Check out the trailer: