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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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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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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (18)

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.

February 26, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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

February 26, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

February 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Seven Seconds isn't as powerful as her ABC series, but [Regina] King is riveting as the grieving mother whose religious faith faces the ultimate test.

February 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Seven Seconds, which runs for more than 10 hours that seem like 15, follows the grim and grimy Sud playbook without really saying much of anything new. The fault lies not with its stars, most of whom perform very ably or well beyond that.

February 23, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The series is worth sticking with, though, as the third act is a breath of fresh air. It turns into a gripping courtroom drama.

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

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