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This dramatic new event series examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small North Carolina town. An expert investigator digs into the cases alongside a special prosecutor, and together they navigate the media attention, public debate, and social unrest that comes with such volatile cases—seeking justice before the divided town erupts. As they pull back the layers of both cases, they suspect a cover-up that may involve some of the state's most powerful people, and learn that the truth is rarely black and white.

Shots Fired is both a “why done it”' and a “who done it?” From Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, The Secret Life of Bees, and Love & Basketball—2000 Sundance Film Festival) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, Notorious), the 10-hour event series is an explosive look at the criminal justice system created by two incisive and unflinching storytellers.

The Festival presents two episodes of the series, which is scheduled to air on Fox in 2017. An extended conversation with the creators and actors will follow.

YEAR 2016

SECTION Special Events


RUN TIME 95 min


WEBSITE http://www.fox.com/shots-fired

EMAIL Jessica.wilson@fox.com

PHONE (310) 369-7153


Executive Producers

Artist Bio

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Gina Prince-Bythewood wrote/directed The Secret Life of Bees, Beyond the Lights, and Love & Basketball (Film Independent Spirit Award and Humanitas Prize), which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

Reggie Rock Bythewood

Reggie Rock Bythewood directed Dancing in September, Biker Boyz, Daddy's Girls, One Night in Vegas, and Gun Hill (2014 NAACP Image Award–winner). Bythewood also wrote New York Undercover and Get on the Bus.

Brian Grazer

Brian Grazer’s films and television shows have been nominated for 43 Academy Awards and 162 Emmy Awards. His films include A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, and 8 Mile; his television credits include Empire, 24, and Arrested Development.