Seven Seconds: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Seven Seconds

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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

After a hit-and-run by a police officer, the family of the victim pleads for more information as an unhinged prosecutor searches for the real facts about the incident in the series premiere

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As KJ and Fish continue to investigate, an increasingly nervous Pete considers his options. DiAngelo goes in search of a possible witness.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

While Fish pursues an elusive lead, KJ struggles to have a painful conversation with the Butlers. Pete and DiAngelo butt heads.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2018

Latrice attempts to conjure a memory. KJ visits her father. Fish plays hardball with a witness. Pete contemplates the cost of his morals.

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As cops come under suspicion, Marie receives a surprise visitor, Isaiah worries about Latrice's stability, and Seth asks an old friend for help.

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DiAngelo offers an olive branch, but it may be too late. KJ and Fish clash with stonewallers. Pete's grocery store trip doesn't go as planned.

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As community outrage over Brenton's death grows, Latrice's grief takes her down a dark path. Meanwhile, KJ makes a painful confession.

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KJ meets her match in court, Latrice tries to address her grief, and Isaiah struggles to accept new information about Brenton.

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As the defense puts Brenton's character on trial, KJ gives a powerful opening statement and Isaiah delivers unexpected testimony.

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As the trial edges toward its conclusion, KJ and Fish search for a way to hold the defense accountable and Brenton's parents prepare for what's next.

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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.

Cast & Crew

Regina King
Latrice Butler
Russell Hornsby
Isaiah Butler
Beau Knapp
Peter Jablonski
Michael Mosley
Joe "Fish" Rinaldi
David Lyons
Mike DiAngelo
Raul Castillo
Felix Osorio
Zackary Momoh
Seth Butler
Coley Speaks
Vontrell "Messiah" Odoms
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Audience Reviews for Seven Seconds: Season 1

  • Apr 02, 2021
    Too many clichés, race, religion,,, OK to pass the time
  • Feb 23, 2021
    I'm neither a person of colour nor am I American, but this series really manages to convey the meaning of being one in America. I feel a little depressed knowing these kind of things actually happen in reality, but on the other hand it's very thought provoking.
  • Dec 25, 2020
    Just finished a whole season of 'Seven Seconds'. However, before I jump into my penny comments, I want to stress that this is a must-see show for all Americans. It's important from its vantage points of racism, discrimination, poverty issues, powerless citizens, and corruption in the criminal justice system; because of privilege, priority, and power. It's a good education, riding from the coattails of the "Onion Field". I didn't give it a full-fledge five star because I think the director can cut the number of emotional dialogues, scenes, and senseless helplessness!!!! I get it, as the series wanted to show more about the different personalities in the show from the "loser" prosecutor to the "principled" (police) investigator, and to families and gangs, not just because of only race and poverty, but because they are "profiled as being black, and having associations with the bad company". Nevertheless, I think the (emotional) dialogue is way over-the-head. Perhaps the director and producers should be awarded mentions for 'despair authority'. You don't need so many (despair) episodes to make the show exciting. This series offers us insights about being helpless when dealing with authorities and telling them about our problems. Realistically, most parents would have tired out, or some might indulge themselves in substance abuse! Perhaps, the only 'brave' protagonist is the police investigator, a buffoon with a good heart determined to get to the finish line. Some audience may be disappointed with the show's outcome, but the series here is not supposed to show the 'outcome'. Its priority is the effectiveness of what I mentioned earlier in this paragraph - all the social ills of humanity. If the show revives for the second season, please make it more up-tempo and decrease numbing and hopeless dialogues.
  • Oct 20, 2020
    One of the best Netflix series ever procuded about race. Must watch.
  • Jun 14, 2020
    Seven Seconds is an American drama television series in ten episodes of approximately 60 minutes created by Veena Sud after the Russian film Le Major written and directed by Youri Bykov. When we have seen this series, we can only think that for some time films and series have scenarios this turning towards the racial temptations which plague the USA and by appropriation of other countries, but here it is the United States. United States of America, and we highlight the problems between the police and minorities, (by extension we can also look at inequalities with the justice too). When we have seen this series or others dealing with this kind of violence and inequality, one can only say, that the events that are shaking America today (The George Floyd Affair), was predictable and that 'such a thing (revolt by these racist excesses) had to end up happening. This series treated with intelligence and with a wonderful cast (which enhances the strength and the value of the facts in question) and this is not the first time that these manifest inequalities have aroused American public opinion, with these too many social injustices and racial and also denounces that of its macho culture. The series is addictive with its effective script or each episode we want to know more. This does not make it an indictment, but rather a simple statement of the facts. A series that will have the merit of not being so quickly forgotten.
  • Jun 11, 2020
    really good series about a hit and run which turns into much heavier crime, clashes against police and black community, race crimes and other issues.
  • Jun 04, 2020
    I'm drawn in - Regina King is always fabulous. I don't like that the narcs are a mirror image of Training Day with Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.
  • Apr 29, 2020
    Loved this series! It is so heart wrenching and at times frustrating because part of you really wants them to come forward and the other half of you doesn't see the point anymore because, it feels like it is just going to make things harder for more people who had no part in what happened.
  • Feb 01, 2020
    I really liked this show! I had put off watching it for a long time, but once I started I ended up binge watching it to see how it played out. I thought the acting was very good.
  • Oct 31, 2019
    Awesome: both plot and characters psychology. Best series in the last 5 years

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