Actress Regina King has recently inked a deal to join the cast of a controversial Netflix crime drama. The upcoming show is entitled “Seven Seconds”. The show will be centered around a touchy subject that has become an epidemic in America. The storyline for “Seven Seconds” will focus on a Caucasian New Jersey police officer who critically injures a young African American boy. Thus, creating racial tension and a racial divide throughout the city.
The first season of the anticipated crime drama will only be ten episodes will only air on Netflix streaming service. The drama was written by Veena Sud and it was based on the 2013 Russian action movie called “The Major”. The Russian film starred Yuri Bykov and was produced by Rock Films.
Regina will play Latrice Butler in the crime drama. Regina’s character in the series wears many hats; she is a devoted churchgoer, choir leader, school secretary, wife, and the mother of a 15-year-old son. Butler moves her family from the projects to the suburbs as they become homeowners for the first time. Butler’s life is shaken up when she realizes that her fifteenth-year-old son has been involved in an altercation with a police officer. Butler’s marriage is also hit hard when the couple discovers that their son was up to more than they realized.
The series will also star David Lyons, Michael Mosley, and Patrick Murney. Sud will also serve as executive producer of the show along with Gavin O’Connor, Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown, and Alex Reznik.There is no word yet on when the show will begin production or when the show is set to debut on the popular streaming service.
Regina is also set to appear in the third season of ABC’s “American Crime” and HBO’s “The Leftovers”. King has also spent time directing episodes of “Scandal”, “The Catch” and “Greenleaf”.
So, what are your thoughts? Will you be watching this controversial drama? Do you think the subject will be too touchy to address? Let me know in the comments.
Written By: Ronda Brooks