Shots Fired

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Shots Fired
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Genre
Created by
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cinematography
Running time 44 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Fox
Original release March 22 (2017-03-22) – May 24, 2017

Shots Fired is an American ten-part drama television series that aired on Fox from March 22, to May 24, 2017.[1]

Plot[edit]

After an unarmed white man is shot in a traffic stop by an African-American police deputy, the Justice Department opens an investigation. The investigator and special prosecutor, while studying the shooting, learn that the police are ignoring the murder of an African-American teenager.[2][3]

Main cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On December 10, 2015, Fox announced that Shots Fired was picked up to series status. Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood created the series as a drama that aims to reflect the racial tensions and police shooting incidents that have spurred demonstrations and outrage across the country. Gina and Reggie will serve as executive producers along with Francie Calfo and Brian Grazer.[5]

Filming[edit]

In March 2016, crews were filming in Kannapolis, North Carolina. They were expected to continue work in the area through July.[6] Filming took place in Gastonia[2] and Salisbury in April 2016. The Rowan County courthouse became the Gate County Courthouse, and a real WJZY news van appeared in a scene.[7] Other scenes were filmed in Concord, Mooresville and Charlotte. In May, James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson C. Smith University played the role of the library at North Carolina State University.[8]

Casting[edit]

It was announced in December 2015 that Sanaa Lathan was cast as Ashe Akino.[9] In February 2016, DeWanda Wise was cast as Shameeka Campbell and Conor Leslie was cast as Sarah Ellis.[10][11] In March 2016, Stephan James was cast as Preston Terry;[12] Tristan Wilds and Aisha Hinds were cast as Officer Belk (Beck) and Pastor Janae James, respectively;[13] Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, and Stephen Moyer were cast as Patricia Eamons, Arlen Cox, and Officer Breeland, respectively;[14] Will Patton was cast as Sheriff Daniel Platt;[15] Jill Hennessy was cast as Alicia Carr;[16] and Clare-Hope Ashitey was cast as Kerry Beck.[17]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
Viewers
(millions)
1"Hour One: Pilot"Gina Prince-BythewoodGina Prince-Bythewood & Reggie Rock BythewoodMarch 22, 2017 (2017-03-22)1AZG014.70[18]
2"Hour Two: Betrayal of Trust"Millicent SheltonMick BetancourtMarch 29, 2017 (2017-03-29)1AZG023.77[19]
3"Hour Three: Somebody's Son"Anthony HemingwayDenitria Harris-LawrenceApril 5, 2017 (2017-04-05)1AZG033.66[20]
4"Hour Four: Truth"Malcolm D. LeeReggie Rock BythewoodApril 12, 2017 (2017-04-12)1AZG043.60[21]
5"Hour Five: Before the Storm"Kasi LemmonsMarissa Jo CerarApril 19, 2017 (2017-04-19)1AZG053.19[22]
6"Hour Six: The Fire This Time"Jonathan DemmeJeff StetsonApril 26, 2017 (2017-04-26)1AZG063.33[23]
7"Hour Seven: Content of Their Character"John David ColesJ. David ShanksMay 3, 2017 (2017-05-03)1AZG073.10[24]
8"Hour Eight: Rock Bottom"Gina Prince-BythewoodGina Prince-BythewoodMay 10, 2017 (2017-05-10)1AZG083.10[25]
9"Hour Nine: Come to Jesus"Ami Canaan MannChristopher Lee Bythewood & Denitria Harris-Lawrence & Mick BetancourtMay 17, 2017 (2017-05-17)1AZG092.91[26]
10"Hour Ten: Last Dance"Reggie Rock BythewoodReggie Rock Bythewood & Marissa Jo CerarMay 24, 2017 (2017-05-24)1AZG103.341[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Porter, Rick (January 11, 2017). "'Prison Break' returns in April and more FOX spring 2017 premiere dates". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Hayes, Erika (April 13, 2016). "TV series starring Helen Hunt filming in Gastonia". WCNC-TV. Tegna, Inc. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Fox's 'Shots Fired' explores crime and justice in America". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RmkAihHeJg
  5. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (December 10, 2016). "Fox Orders 'Shots Fired' Event Series Examining Racial Tensions and Police Shootings". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  6. ^ Knox, Michael (March 30, 2016). "Richard Dreyfuss and Helen Hunt TV series filming in Cabarrus County". Independent Tribune. Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  7. ^ Raymond, Amanda (April 21, 2016). "Citizens search for stars during 'Shots Fired' filming at Rowan County Courthouse". Salisbury Post. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ Janes, Theoden (May 13, 2016). "For Fox's 'Shots Fired,' background actors go the extra mile". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 10, 2015). "'Shots Fired' Fox Event Series Starring Sanaa Lathan Gets Formal Green Light". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (February 18, 2016). "DeWanda Wise Joins 'Shots Fired' Fox Event Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (February 22, 2016). "Conor Leslie To Co-Star In 'Shots Fired' Fox Event Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (March 1, 2016). "'Frequency' Casts Anthony Ruivivar". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (March 10, 2016). "'Shots Fired': Tristan Wilds & Aisha Hinds Join Fox Event Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 18, 2016). "Helen Hunt, Stephen Moyer & Richard Dreyfuss To Star In Fox's 'Shots Fired'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (March 21, 2016). "'Shots Fired': Will Patton Cast In Fox Event Series". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 30, 2016). "Jill Hennessy Joins 'Shots Fired' Drama Series At Fox - Deadline". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  17. ^ Pedersen, Erik (March 31, 2016). "Brooks Wheelan In ABC Pilot 'Toast'; Clare-Hope Ashitey In Fox's 'Shots Fired'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 11, 2016. 
  18. ^ Porter, Rick (March 23, 2017). "'Law & Order: SVU' adjusts up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  19. ^ Porter, Rick (March 30, 2017). "'Modern Family,' 'Survivor' and 'Chicago PD' adjust up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  20. ^ Porter, Rick (April 6, 2017). "ABC comedies, 'SVU,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Shots Fired' all adjust up; 'Beyond Borders' down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  21. ^ Welch, Alex (April 13, 2017). "'Designated Survivor' and ABC comedy encores all adjust down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  22. ^ Porter, Rick (April 20, 2017). "'Designated' Survivor,' 'Shots Fired' & other originals hold: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  23. ^ Porter, Rick (April 27, 2017). "'Survivor' and 'Black-ish' adjust up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  24. ^ Porter, Rick (May 4, 2017). "'Empire,' 'Modern Family,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Chicago PD' adjust up, 'The 100' adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  25. ^ Porter, Rick (May 11, 2017). "'Empire,' 'Modern Family,' 'Criminal Minds' finale, 'Chicago PD' & 'Speechless' all adjust up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 11, 2017. 
  26. ^ Porter, Rick (May 18, 2017). "'Empire,' 'Blindspot' finale adjust up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  27. ^ Porter, Rick (May 25, 2017). "'Empire' finale and 'Dirty Dancing' adjust up, 'Survivor' reunion adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 25, 2017. 

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