Ava DuVernay’s highly anticipated Central Park Five already has a star-studded cast, and now the limited series is beefing things up even more with a few more recognizable names. Niecy Nash, Kylie Bunbury, Aunjanue Ellis, Marsha Stephanie Blake and A Wrinkle in Times Storm Reid are joining the cast of the DuVernay project, centered on the infamous case of five Black teenagers wrongfully convicted of raping a woman in Central Park. The actresses will join previously announced stars Michael K. Williams, Jharrel Jerome and John Leguizamo.
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Variety reports that Nash will play Delores Wise, the mother of Korey Wise; Reid will portray Lisa, a friend of Wise’s; Bunbury will take on the role of Angie Richardson, the sister of Kevin Richardson; and Ellis and Blake will play Sharone Salaam and Linda McCray, respectively. DuVernay will write, direct and executive-produce the four-part limited series for Netflix. The program is expected to premiere next year.