Netflix has announced that Michael K. Williams (The Wire), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring) and John Leguizamo (John Wick) have joined the cast of Central Park Five, the upcoming limited series from Ava DuVernay (Selma, A Wrinkle in Time).
Based on a true story, Central Park Five will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise and spans from the spring of 1989, when each were first questioned about the incident, to 2014 when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York.
Williams is set to play Bobby McCray, devoted father of accused teen Antron McCray, with Farmiga as Elizabeth Lederer, the Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and lead prosecutor on the case, and Leguizamo as Raymond Santana Sr., the father of accused teen Raymond Santana Jr.
Central Park Five is set to air on Netflix in 2019.