The Quick Read: Netflix Cancel’s Regina King Drama ‘Seven Seconds’

Here’s what’s trending this morning:

Netflix has canceled the Regina King-led drama Seven Seconds. The series explored the aftermath of a police shooting after a white officer critically injures a Black teenager. Despite the show’s cancellation, Netflix still plans to submit the drama for Emmy consideration. (Variety)

Paparazzi recently caught up with Travis Turner, a voice actor for Netflix’s new animated Spy Kids series, and asked the star if he was worried about possible backlash over him voicing a Black character. Seems Turner doesn’t have a care in the world, though, as the actor told paps, “I actually come from an urban background. I lived in motels. What I’m trying to say, I relate to the urban community.” (TMZ)

Denzel Washington revived his Training Day character for a hot minute by bringing Alonzo to Inside the NBA. After Shaquille O’Neal begged the actor to recite the iconic line “King Kong ain’t got shit on me!” the actor immediately jumped into Alonzo mode, giving the panel and himself a good laugh. (Twitter)

An Illinois toddler accidentally shot her pregnant mother after finding a gun in the car. The three-year-old girl found the gun in the middle console of the car, firing it with the bullet going through the car seat and striking her mother in the shoulder. The father, who was trying on clothes at a nearby retailer, rushed to help after hearing the shot. He is being charged with endangerment. (WFQX-TV)

Halle Berry is a protective foster mom looking for her kids during the LA riots in the new trailer for KINGS. The film, which also stars Daniel Craig, opens nationwide April 27. (YouTube)

Nicki Minaj will perform on the season finale of Saturday Night Live. The rapper will be the musical guest for the show with Tina Fey set to host. (Twitter)

Sacramento police have released hours of body cam footage that shed new light on the details of Stephon Clark’s shooting. The new clips show officers muting their microphones as they begin speaking with others. The new footage also includes dashboard and body camera video as well as two 911 calls. (NBC News)

A key witness in the Cosby retrial says the comedian is being framed. Marguerite “Margo” Jackson. Jackson, a Temple University employee that worked with Andrea Constand, accused Constand of being driven by greed when she accused the comedian of drugging and raping her. Jackson says Constand revealed to her during a trip to Rhode Island that she wanted to frame a celebrity in order to get enough money to go back to school and possibly start a business. (NYTimes)

Puerto Rico was hit with a massive blackout on Wednesday after an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line. More than 1.4 million people have suffered from the outage with officials saying it could take 24-36 hours for power to be restored. (Time

Loading the player...