Nash currently stars in the TNT drama "Claws" and is known for her work in shows like "Scream Queens," "Reno 911," and "Getting On." She is repped by WME, Artists First, and Jackoway Tyerman.
Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King will executive produce for Participant Media along with Oprah Winfrey via her Harpo Films, and Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh from Tribeca Productions.” /> Ava DuVernay will write and direct the four-episode series in addition to executive producing.
Niecy Nash, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake, and Storm Reid have all been cast in the show in supporting roles.
Blake also appeared in "Getting On" and had roles in shows like "Orange Is the New Black," "Chicago PD," "The Good Wife," and "The Blacklist." She is repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency.
Reid recently starred in the big screen adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time," which was directed by DuVernay. She is repped by CAA, Management 360, and attorney Fred Toczek.
Bunbury starred in the Fox series "Pitch" and was the lead in the ABC pilot for "Get Christie Love." She also appeared on the show "Under the Dome" and recently starred in the film "Game Night." She is repped by ICM, Principal Entertainment, and attorney Cheryl Snow.
Based on a true story, the series will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color five teenagers from Harlem–Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise–who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.
The cast of Ava DuVernay's "Central Park Five" series at Netflix continues to make impressive additions to its cast.
Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Jharrel Jerome and Jovan Adepo. They join previously announced cast members Michael K.
Reid will play Lisa, a friend of Korey Wise. Nash will play Delores Wise, mother of Korey Wise. Bunbury will play Angie Richardson, sister of Kevin Richardson. Ellis will play Sharone Salaam, mother of Yusef Salaam. Blake will play Linda McCray, mother of Antron McCray.
Ellis previously starred in the ABC series "Quantico" and appeared in fellow ABC show "Designated Survivor." She also recently landed a role in the upcoming HBO series "Lovecraft Country" and will appear in the film "If Beale Street Could Talk." She is repped by ICM and TMT Entertainment Group, Inc.