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Shots Fired 

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Examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, providing an explosive autopsy of our criminal justice system.
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2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Sanaa Lathan ...  Ashe Akino 10 episodes, 2017
Stephan James ...  Preston Terry 10 episodes, 2017
Stephen Moyer ...  Lieutenant Breeland 10 episodes, 2017
Will Patton ...  Sheriff Daniel Platt 10 episodes, 2017
Tristan Mack Wilds ...  Deputy Joshua Beck 10 episodes, 2017
Aisha Hinds ...  Pastor Janae James 10 episodes, 2017
DeWanda Wise ...  Shameeka Campbell 10 episodes, 2017
Clare-Hope Ashitey ...  Kerry Beck 10 episodes, 2017
Conor Leslie ...  Sarah Ellis 10 episodes, 2017
Helen Hunt ...  Governor Patricia Eamons 10 episodes, 2017
Richard Dreyfuss ...  Arlen Cox 9 episodes, 2017
Beau Knapp ...  Deputy Caleb Brooks 9 episodes, 2017
Kylen Davis ...  Shawn Campbell 9 episodes, 2017
Jill Hennessy ...  Alicia Carr 8 episodes, 2017
Liam Ethan Dance ...  Christian Beck 7 episodes, 2017
Jahlil Muhammad ...  Jeremiah Beck 7 episodes, 2017
Anthony Dalton ...  Anthony 7 episodes, 2017
Edwina Findley Dickerson ...  Shirlane 6 episodes, 2017
Marqus Clae ...  Cory 6 episodes, 2017
John Beasley ...  Mr. Dabney 6 episodes, 2017
Mike Pniewski ...  Julian Carroll 5 episodes, 2017
Jacob Leinbach ...  Jesse Carr 5 episodes, 2017
Laila Lockhart Kraner ...  Kai 5 episodes, 2017
Yohance Myles ...  Leon Grant 5 episodes, 2017
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Examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, SHOTS FIRED is a dramatic new event series that is a "why done it?" and a "who done it?" From Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Beyond the Lights," "The Secret Life of Bees," "Love and Basketball") and Reggie Rock Bythewood ("Beyond the Lights," "Notorious"), the 10-hour event series is an explosive look at the criminal justice system. 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, re-opening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart.

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Some lines are meant to be crossed.

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Crime | Drama

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USA

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English

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22 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Fuego abierto See more »

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Dolby

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Some scenes were shot in downtown Mooresville, North Carolina. See more »

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ripped from the headlines
19 May 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Deputy Joshua Beck is one of the few black officers in a small North Carolina town. He stops a young white man driving in the black neighborhood. The traffic stop turns into a fatal police shooting. Governor Patricia Eamons requests a DOJ investigation. They send black prosecutor Preston Terry, only one year out of law school. DOJ investigator Ashe Akino is dealing with anger issues and a custody fight for her daughter. Alicia Carr is the mother of the victim. Shameeka Campbell is the mother of a dead black teen in an unsolved shooting. Sheriff Platt and Lieutenant Breeland are hiding a controversial police program. Janae James is an activist pastor railing for social justice. Arlen Cox is a developer planning to build a prison.

Fox claims this mid-season replacement to be a limited series. There are ten episodes and no second season. It is definitely ripped from the headlines and plays plenty with the race card. It plays it a little too hard for my taste. It even turns the hose on black protesters. It would serve the show better by avoiding some of these hot button tropes. The acting is solid. The story has some compelling elements. Pushing those buttons so many times only detracts from a well-written crime thriller.


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