British actress Clare-Hope Ashitey, who may be most known in the USA for her role in “Children of Men,” as well as Tristan Wilds, Aisha Hinds, Richard Dreyfuss, Helen Hunt, Stephen Moyer, Jill Hennessey and Will Patton have all booked roles in “Shots Fired,” the new Fox event TV series from Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood, that examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee.
They join the previously-cast Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James who play the female and male leads in the series, as well as DeWanda Wise in a series regular role.
The drama stars Lathan as an expert investigator who digs into the cases, alongside a special prosecutor (to be played by Stephan James) sent to the town by the Department of Justice. The pair must navigate the media attention, public debate and the social unrest that comes with such volatile cases, as they seek justice before the divided town erupts.
The event series is scheduled to debut later this year.
“Shots Fired” is produced by Undisputed Cinema and Imagine Television, in association with 20th Century Fox Television.
The series is co-written by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood, and is executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.
Gina Prince-Bythewood is directing.