Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”), Jharrel Jerome (“Moonlight”) and Jovan Adepo (“Fences”) have joined the cast of Ava DuVernay’s new four-episode limited series “Central Park Five” for Netflix.
The true story series will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. Huffman will play prosecutor Linda Fairstein, the others will play two of the five key teens in the story.
The series, which also stars Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, and John Leguizamo, will span from their first questioning in the spring of 1989 to their exoneration in 2014. DuVernay will write and direct all four episodes.