Netflix has released the official trailer for When They See Us, the four-part miniseries from Ava DuVernay that tells the story of the Central Park Five, five young black men wrongly convicted of rape and murder in New York City in 1989.
According to Netflix, the series will cover the entire 25 years between the April 19, 1989 murder of Trisha Meili and the 2014 settlement between New York City and the five men — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise — who spent years in jail for crimes they didn’t commit.
The Hollywood Reporter notes the series will show the events from the perspective of those five young men. And, in the clip above, you’ll even catch a flash of the infamous full-page ad taken out by Donald Trump in May 1989, calling for the execution of the five boys.
DuVernay co-wrote and directed the series, which features a sterling cast, including Michael K. Williams, Joshua Jackson, Niecy Nash, Framke Janssen, and Felicity Huffman. But if the trailer is any indication, the five young actors playing the central characters here are going to be the standouts of the series and break our hearts into a million pieces.
When They See Us hits Netflix on May 31, 2019.