Oprah Winfrey Interviews Ava DuVernay, Exonerated 5 & ‘When They See Us’ Cast [Photos]

Yusef Salaam, Anton McCray, Kevin Richardson, Oprah Winfrey, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise and Ava DuVernay

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Ava DuVernay, Exonerated 5 & ‘When They See Us’ Cast [Photos]

Over the weekend, Oprah Winfrey interviewed The Exonerated Five – Antron McCray, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam.

Held live at the Netflix FYSEE space, the special event also included a sit-down interview with the cast and executive producers of When They See Us.

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us chronicles the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four-part limited series focuses on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series spans 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

The series stars Emmy Award® Nominee Michael K. Williams, Academy Award® Nominee Vera Farmiga, Emmy Award® Winner John Leguizamo, Academy Award® Nominee and Emmy Award® Winner Felicity Huffman, Emmy Award® Nominee Niecy Nash, Emmy Award® Winner and two-time Golden Globe Nominee Blair Underwood, Emmy Award® and Grammy Award® Winner and Tony Award® Nominee Christopher Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Omar J. Dorsey, Adepero Oduye, Famke Janssen, Aurora Perrineau, William Sadler, Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Storm Reid, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares, Justin Cunningham, Ethan Herisse, Caleel Harris, Marquis Rodriguez, and Asante Blackk.

See photos from the event below.

Freddy Miyares


Freddy Miyares, Michael K. Williams, Jovan Adepo, Jharrel Jerome, Caleel Harris, Niecy Nash, Asante Blackk, Chris Chalk, Justin Cunningham, Ethan Herisse and Joshua Jackson


Asante Blackk, Ethan Herisse and Caleel Harris


Chris Chalk


Korey Wise and Jharrel Jerome


Anton McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Nicole Avant, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and Raymond Santana


Ava DuVernay, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and Oprah Winfrey


Korey Wise


Jovan Adepo, Jharrel Jerome, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares and Justin Cunningham


Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Anton McCray, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise


Raymond Santana and Freddy Miyares

The full special ‘OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS WHEN THEY SEE US NOW,’ Premieres June 12 at 10:00PM on OWN and NETFLIX.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams