Niecy Nash, Aunjanue Ellis join cast of Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five series

Aug. 4 (UPI) — Niecy Nash, Aunjanue Ellis and Storm Reid have joined the ensemble of writer-director Ava DuVernay‘s four-part, Central Park Five series for Netflix.

“Just when you think the cast for @ava’s Central Park Five limited series can’t get any better … @NiecyNash @kyliebunbury @stormreid & @aunjanuejlt will play friends & family members of the wrongfully accused teens,” Netflix tweeted.

“Based on a true story that gripped the country, the limited series will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit,” a synopsis from the streaming service said. “The series will span from the spring of 1989, when each were first questioned about the incident, to 2014 when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York.”

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