Shots Fired, Fox's new drama, has premiered its first trailer. The legal drama follows the investigation into the death of unarmed white student fatally shot by a black police officer. Set in the present day, the timely trailer references the protests in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death at the hands of a police officer and other police shootings of unarmed black men.
Shots Fired stars Sanaa Lathan (The Perfect Guy) as African American case investigator Ashe Akino and Stephan James as Special Prosecutor Preston Terry Both black, who is also African American.
Here's the series synopsis:
While investigating the death of the unarmed white student Akino and Terry are led to the death of a black 17-year-old fatally shot by police. A flashback shows him riding a bicycle being chased by a police patrol car. He's seen wearing a hoodie, an article of clothing which has been demonized ever since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's death at the hands of George Zimmerman.
During a tense moment in which a white police officer pushes a young black man the trailer shows an image all too familiar: black community members raising their hands as some record what's going on with their cellphones.
"All the murdering of unarmed black men by police across this country and this is one the government investigates," a black woman from a crowd says during a press conference, presumably about the white student that’s been killed.
A premiere date for Shots Fired hasn't been announced.