The Ava DuVernay-directed limited series “When They See Us” has just had a big boost of confidence from its host streaming service Netflix.
The company has announced that the acclaimed four-parter has been the most-watched series on Netflix in the United States every day since it premiered on May 31st. No actual viewing stats however were forthcoming.
The series deals with the real world outrage over the prosecutors who were hellbent on putting five young black men behind bars for the brutal sexual assault of a NYC jogger in 1989 and engaged in some judicial railroading to do just that. Ultimately, many years later, the men were exonerated.
The news comes just days into the initial round of Emmy voting, suggesting the series could potentially factor heavily into the nominations this year.