Fox's new police drama, Shots Fired, puts a spin on police violence. From writers and executive producers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood, the series stars Mack Wilds as a cop who is being investigated for killing an unarmed young white man.
As part of their investigation, Sanaa Lathan's and Stephan James' characters realize that the corruption runs deep in the police force. And they untangle a web of lies that seems to complicate the killing.
The series synopsis describes the show as follows:
When an African-American police officer kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, reopening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart. … Shots Fired tackles the racial divide from all perspectives. As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, they learn that everybody has a story, and that the truth is rarely black and white.
Take a look at the trailer below.