VIDEO: ‘Seven Seconds’ cast on revealing the pain behind police brutality in new Netflix series
The stars of Netflix latest crime drama weigh in on the roller coaster ride they experienced on set.
Seven Seconds stars Clare-Hope Ashley (Shots Fired), Regina King(American Crime), and Russel Hornsby (Fences) tackle hot button issues of judicial injustice, police brutality and systemic racism in this compelling Netflix drama from creator and executive producer, Veena Sud.
TheGrio was front and center at the show’s red carpet premiere in Beverly Hills.
When an African-American teenager is fatally injured by a police officer, racial tensions escalate 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 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.
We caught up with Russell Hornsby at the show’s red carpet premiere event in Beverly Hills this week and got his thoughts on the impactful series, which he hopes portrays, “the pain and the anguish that fathers live with in silence after losing one of their children.”
He’s also hoping the captivating series shakes the world out of their apathy.
“The countless deaths of young black men and women, I think as a country we have become numb to it. I really believe that Seven Seconds serves as a lightning rod to get people out of their malaise and feel again and feel uncomfortable because thats the reality of life and thats the reality of the days we are in,” he said.
The show’s creator and director, Veena Sud, revealed she was moved to tell this particular story by the current social climate. “I was an American citizen and seeing black men and children being shot to death by police, by people who our taxes pay to protect all of us,” she said. “I decided it was time for me to tell this story.”
Check out the full interview above.
Seven Seconds is streaming known Netflix.