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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:45

'Shots Fired' Creators Talk "Flipping the Narrative," Potential Season 2

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Unfortunately it's a tale that many Americans are all too familiar with: An unarmed African-American is killed by a white police officer, inciting protests, riots and lots of questions.

However, Fox's upcoming limited series Shots Fired has turned the tables in an attempt to show an explosive look at the criminal justice system at large.

The series centers on the death of a young white boy at the hands of an African-American police officer in a small North Carolina town. Once the murder case is opened, investigators also learn about the death of an African-American boy by a white police officer and why one murder went unsolved while the other has captured the attention of the town.

"In flipping the narrative, it allows folks who don't normally identify with characters to empathize with them, and through empathy, you can change," co-creator Gina Prince-Bythewood told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

"But it was also a way in because once they get down there, they discover there's been a shooting with a young black teenager so it also allowed us to deal with these two shootings and be able to see how the community, the media, how these two different murders of these young boys are treated.

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