Episodes: 10 (hour).
TV show dates: February 23, 2018 — April 19, 2018.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: Regina King, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Russell Hornsby, Beau Knapp, Michael Mosley, David Lyons, Raúl Castillo, Zackary Momoh, Patrick Murney, Michelle Veintimilla, Nadia Alexander, Adriana DeMeo, and Coley Mustafa Speaks.
TV show description:
From creator Veena Sud, the Seven Seconds TV show is a crime anthology based on the Russian film, The Major, by writer and director Yuri Bykov.
The first season unfolds in Jersey City, after a white police officer accidentally hits and critically injures Brenton Butler — an African-American teenager. The ensuing cover-up only serves to ignite racially fueled community tensions.
KJ Harper (Ashitey) is a black assistant prosecutor who is assigned to the case. Although she has her own problems, the gravity of this case weighs heavily on her mind. Whoever struck Brenton left the young man in the cold, to suffer and die alone.
Knowing it is important to both the Butler family and the larger community, KJ works closely with Brenton’s mother, Latrice Butler (King). As the case progresses, Latrice comes to understand that there was more going on with her son than either she or her husband, Isaiah (Hornsby), realized. Now, she is completely absorbed by her need to understand the truth of what happened to her child.
Seven Seconds explores the complex, contentious topic of the race relations between law enforcement personnel and the community members they serve. It searches for answers beyond headlines and delves into the impact these incidents have upon everyone involved.
Episode #10 — “A Boy and a Bike”
As the trial edges toward its conclusion, KJ and Fish (Mosley) search for a way to hold the defense accountable, and Brenton’s parents prepare for what’s next. (Courtesy of Netflix)
First aired: February 23, 2018
What do you think? Did you enjoy the Seven Seconds TV series? Did it end at the right time? If it were up to you, would Netflix have cancelled or renewed this TV show for season two?