“Shots Fired” Clip Reveals Main Characters Start Out At Odds With One Another
We’re so excited, the day has finally arrived. We’ve already had a chance to see the first episode of “Shots Fired” but the rest of the world gets to see it tonight when it airs on FOX at 8PM EST.
What did you think of the exclusive clip from the series? As you can probably tell, Sanaa Lathan’s character, investigator Ashe and prosecutor Preston Terry (played by Stephan James) address had some pretty negative first impressions of each other.
Here’s a little more info on “Shots Fired”:
“Shots Fired” is a compelling event series examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town. The timely series stars Sanaa Lathan (“The Perfect Guy”), Stephan James (“Race,” “Selma”), Academy Award-, Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt (“As Good As It Gets,” “The Sessions”), Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss (“Jaws,” “Madoff”) and Stephen Moyer (“The Bastard Executioner,” “True Blood”).
So, will you be watching?
Hit the flip for some great footage from the Q & A Session that followed the L.A. Premiere last week
HIGHLIGHTS FROM Q&A:
“Reggie [Bythewood] always talks about how there’s a long legacy of artists who helped raise consciousness, in particularly black artists from Langston Hughes to Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Nina Simone…people who used their art to not only entertain and move people but to raise consciousness. So that’s what we hope we can do….We just hope [“Shots Fired”] creates empathy and compassion. That’s what we need right now; we need to talk to each other!” – Sanaa Lathan (3:30)
“‘Shots’ is so timely; maybe even unfortunately timely. There was so much source material for us to go off of…Literally while shooting we had so many real life instances that we were forced to sort of reenact the next day. For me, it set in stone the responsibility we have as artists. We have a huge responsibility to tell these stories…I’m so happy to be a part of a project that speaks to this generation in a way that I’ve never been able to speak to my peers in my career.” – Stephan James (6:08)
* Sanaa talks about shooting the day Philando Castile was murdered – 1:12
* Funny comment from Regina Hall – 20:30
* Debbie Allen is curious about what happens after the 10 episodes – 23:54
Video Credit: Chris Mitchell