Seven Seconds: Season 1 (2018)


Critic Consensus: Seven Seconds is undermined by unlikable characters with somewhat predictable arcs, but its grim reflections of societal and racial division are brought to life by able performers and a fearless overall narrative.


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Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018

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Seven Seconds is a powerful anthological crime thriller from acclaimed creator and executive producer Veena Sud (The Killing), starring two-time Emmy winner Regina King (American Crime) alongside breakout British actress Clare-Hope Ashitey (Doctor Foster). Ashitey portrays KJ Harper, a black assistant prosecutor assigned to the incident, with troubles of her own. She grapples with the weight of the case and what it will mean to bring justice not only for Brenton, but for the Black community. KJ works closely with the teen?s mother Latrice Butler (Regina King) who realizes there may be more to her son than she and her husband (Russell Hornsby) were aware of, and becomes consumed with finding out what happened. Seven Seconds tackles the controversial issues of race relations between law enforcement, the people they serve, and the personal stories of those involved. At its core, the series goes beyond the headlines, examining the impact a tragic accident has on a community and a family's need for answers and justice. The freshman series also stars Beau Knapp, Michael Mosely, David Lyons, Raul Castillo, and Zackary Momoh.


Clare-Hope Ashitey
as K.J. Harper
Raul Castillo
as Felix Osorio
Russell Hornsby
as Isaiah Butler
Regina King
as Latrice Butler
Beau Knapp
as Peter Jablonksi
Zackary Momoh
as Seth Butler
Michael Mosley
as Joe "Fish" Rinaldi
Patrick Murney
as Gary Wilcox
Michelle Veintimilla
as Marie Jablonski
Corey Champagne
as Kadeuce Porter
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Critic Reviews for Seven Seconds Season 1

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (19)

The series is worth sticking with, though, as the third act is a breath of fresh air. It turns into a gripping courtroom drama.

Feb 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is tough, unflinching and told with great skill...Sud's series is also almost documentary in style, telling this highly emotional story in all its intricate nuance.

Feb 22, 2018 | Full Review…

A show that is so full of pregnant pauses and self-important segues that it becomes frustrating in the way it wallows in its darkness.

Feb 21, 2018 | Full Review…

In the end, Seven Seconds is a diverting watch made better by Regina Freaking King and a few powerful scenes scattered amidst an overwritten season.

Feb 26, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Seven Seconds accelerates at a steady pace, and the shock factor never falters.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If Seven Seconds is sometimes clumsy and slow to start, shifting from legal drama to The Wire and back again, it gears up into something more reflective and more surprising.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Yet despite an outstanding performance by American Crime alum and multiple Emmy winner Regina King... , the succinctly titled Seven Seconds does not match the bottom line of a series that simply doesn't know when to end.

Jan 3, 2019 | Full Review…

It is a timely drama that explores various angles and roles to paint a picture of the tangled web of a system that often fails Black Americans.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

If the writers could have cut about 15 minutes per episode (and trust me, they definitely could have) this show could have become a hit.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Keep your tissues close and your intersectional discourse closer because if this first episode is any indication, creator Veena Sud got us, fam.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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