The streaming giant and the basic cable channel announced on Friday that 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 the 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.
Cast members will also talk to the media maven during the closing night of Netflix’s Emmy showcase in Los Angeles on Sunday.
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.
Both interview sessions will be packaged into a “Oprah Winfrey Presents When They See Us Now,” that a Netflix rep said will be one hour. It will air at 10 p.m.