The racially-charged FOX event series, 'Shots Fired', that reteams Sanaa Lathan with her 'Love & Basketball' filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood is shaping up quite nicely with four veteran actors including two Oscar winners recently joining the cast in pivotal roles.
Slated to debut later this year, it examines the aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in North Carolina with Lathan portraying an expert investigator who digs into the case.
Oscar winner Helen Hunt has signed a one season deal as Patricia Eamons, the fictional governor of North Carolina, while fellow Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss will play Arlen Cox, a real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison who is intricately involved in the shootings.
Additionally, 'True Blood' alum Stephen Moyer has joined as Officer Breeland, a seasoned veteran in the town’s Sheriff’s Department, and Will Patton will take on the role of Sheriff Daniel Platt, whose precinct is investigated after the shooting. This certainly sounds like a winner!!!
'Shots Fired': Event Series Starring Sanaa Lathan Beefs Up Cast With 4 Veterans Reviewed by Celebrity Bug on 3/23/2016 Rating: