Whodunnit, procedural crime shows represent one of our oddest TV addictions. Why are we so interested in who kills whom and who gets caught for doing it? Is it just basic human curiosity? Maybe. Whatever the reason, the genre is thriving, and there’s apparently no end to the narrative possibilities.
Some of these shows focus on cops, some on criminals, some on the people left behind. Apparently, someone at Netflix wondered: why not all three? A new trailer just dropped for Netflix’s Seven Seconds, from the producers of The Killing, and it looks intense.
Seven Seconds stars Regina King (Ray, Enemy of the State) in a story about the murder of a black teen in Jersey City — a town that sits in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. The central plot involves police corruption, a community’s rage, and a broken family’s struggle to cope with an unimaginable loss.
The show is produced by the team behind AMC’s excellent The Killing, which later moved to Netflix. Additionally, Gavin O’Connor (Warrior, The Accountant) will serve as executive producer and director (at least for the pilot episode). Each season of this show will focus on a different crime and a different community.
Given Netflix’s successes with similar crime dramas like Mindhunter, Ozark, and The OA, it’s reasonable to have high expectations for Seven Seconds. The trailer suggests equal emphasis will be placed on the cops, the victim’s family, and also the entire Jersey City community. Seven Seconds won’t be casual viewing, however, as the series explores some powerful and timely societal questions. This could very well be the next big Netflix show we’re all binging… and it drops next month.
Are you ready for another procedural crime drama on Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below!
Seven Seconds hits Netflix on February 23, 2018.
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