Oprah Winfrey to interview Central Park Five
The Queen of All Media will sit down with the Central Park Five for the first time ever for a special in-depth conversation scheduled to air on Netflix and OWN on Wednesday.
The streaming giant and the basic cable channel announced Oprah Winfrey will interview Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise — the subjects of the acclaimed four-part miniseries “When They See Us,” which chronicles the controversial case of five teenagers, labeled the “Central Park Five,” who were convicted of a 1989 rape they did not commit in New York City.
Winfrey serves as an executive producer of the miniseries, which has an ensemble cast that includes Asante Blackk, Felicity Huffman, Michael K. Williams and John Leguizamo.
The series, co-written by Attica Locke, Robin Swicord, Michael Starrbury and Julian Breece, has become a lightning rod on social media, and has led to New York City prosecutor Linda Fairstein to be removed from her positions on boards of colleges and charitable organizations. There is also an online petition to end the production and sale of her crime novels.