Jharrel Jerome portrays Korey Wise in Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us.”

Korey Wise & actor Jharrel Jerome pictured at the Netflix premiere of “When They See Us.”  The gripping four part series, directed by Ava DuVernay, gives viewers a wide-eyed look into the lives of five young African-American and Latino men, ages 14-16, wrongfully accused of raping a woman in New York city’s Central Park. Though Kory Wise, the eldest of the five, was not in the park during the alleged crime, prosecutors coerced a confession from him and he was tried as an adult. Eventually they were all released and exonerated as a result of the actual perpetrator’s confession and corroborating DNA evidence being found at the crime scene. 
Watch “When They See Us” on Netflix now.
📸: The Hollywood Reporter