“When They See Us,” Ava DuVernay’s dramatization of the wrongful arrest and conviction of 5 black youngsters in New York Metropolis after the rape of a Central Park jogger 20 years in the past, has been the most-viewed collection on Netflix for the previous 13 days.
However Netflix didn’t present any additional information past that, and it has selectively doled out self-reported numbers prior to now to tout the recognition of a few of its unique collection and movies.
The four-part Netflix collection was created by DuVernay, who additionally co-wrote and directed. She retweeted Netflix’s submit about “When They See Us,” commenting solely: “*faints*.”
The present has led Linda Fairstein, the New York prosecutor within the “Central Park Five” case, to resign from the boards of Vassar School and victim-assistance group Protected Horizon. Fairstein, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed this week, claimed that the Netflix present “wrongly portrays [the exonerated defendants] as totally innocent — and defames me in the process.”
The present is govt produced by DuVernay by way of her banner, Array FilmWorks, alongside Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King from Participant Media, Oprah Winfrey from Harpo Movies, and Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh and Robert De Niro from Tribeca Productions. Along with DuVernay, Attica Locke, Robin Swicord, Michael Starrbury and Julian Breece additionally served as writers on the restricted collection.
The collection stars an ensemble solid together with Michael Ok. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood, Christopher Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Omar J. Dorsey, Adepero Oduye, Famke Janssen, Aurora Perrineau, William Sadler, Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Storm Reid, Dascha Polanco, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares, Justin Cunningham, Ethan Herisse, Caleel Harris, Marquis Rodriguez, and Asante Blackk.