Cop shooting event series Shots Fired will receive its UK premiere on FOX UK on Sunday June 4th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Shots Fired is described as an explosive autopsy of the U.S. criminal justice system. When Joshua Beck (Mack Wilds), an African-American Sheriff’s deputy, 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, opening wounds that threaten to tear the community apart. Leading the Department of Justice’s inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan) and a young Special Prosecutor, Preston Terry (Stephan James), both of whom are African-American. As they start to pull back the layers of both cases, they suspect a cover-up that may involve some of the state’s most powerful people, including fiercely political North Carolina Governor Patricia Eamons (Helen Hunt).
She’s in a tough re-election fight, and the recent shootings in her state are making it even tougher. Meanwhile, real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison Arlen Cox (Richard Dreyfuss), is pulled into the case, as Lt. Calvert Breeland (Stephen Moyer), a seasoned veteran in the town’s Sheriff’s Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation. As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, Shots Fired tackles the racial divide from every seat in the house. The ten episode event series, which is expected to produce only a single season, is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema. Shots Fired is created and executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo also serve as executive producers.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.