‘Shots Fired’ Episode Guide (May 3): Preston is Determine to Find the Truth

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‘Shots Fired’ Episode Guide (May 3): Preston is Determine to Find the Truth

“Hour 7: Content Of Their Character” (05/03/17) – The district attorney calls to inform Preston that he is sending in a new team to investigate the case, but Preston remains focused and determined to find the underlying truth.

The conflicting stories muddle the investigation, leaving a witness hanging dangerously in the balance with her testimony of what actually happened the night Joey Campbell died. Amidst the aftermath of the riots, yet another compromising video of Beck surfaces in an all-new episode of “Shots Fired” airing Wednesday, May 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Guest starring in this episode are Helen Hunt as Governor Eamons; Alicia Sanz as Paula Games, Beau Knapp as Deputy Caleb Brooks, Shamier Anderson as Maceo Terry, Edwina Findley as Shirlane, Mike Pniewski as Julian Carroll, Kylen Davis as Shawn Campbell, Marqus Clae as Cory, William Leinbach as Jesse Carr, Liam Dance as Christian Beck, Jahlil Muhammad as Jeremiah Beck, Anthony O. Dalton II as Aide, Antonique Smith as Kiana, Madison Thompson as Katie Eamons, Brett Cooper as Tess Breeland, Xavier Shelton as Tommy, Yohance Myles as Leon Grant, David Moretti as The Handler, Brett Gentile as Sergeant Rivers, John Beasley as Mr. D, Cullen Moss as Brock, Alano Miller as Dom, Rhoda Griffis as Doreen Platt, Robert Crayton as Ronald, James David Shanks as Ronald and Malik, Geffri Maya Hightower as Eufaula, Brandon Shaw as Gerald, and Demetrius Bridges as Malik.

A sports announcer once said he aimed to give his listeners a view from every seat in the house. What if an event series exploring race relations in this country and the policing of African-Americans did just that? What if a 10-hour film was created that asked the difficult questions and sparked real conversation and change? “Shots Fired” is that “What if?”

From Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love & Basketball”) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Notorious,” “New York Undercover,” “Get on the Bus”), “Shots Fired” is a 10-hour event series that examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, providing an explosive autopsy of our criminal justice system.

When Joshua Beck (Mack Wilds, “The Wire”), an African-American Sheriff’s deputy, kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, opening wounds that threaten to tear the community apart.

Leading the Department of Justice’s inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan, “The Perfect Guy,” “Love and Basketball”) and a young Special Prosecutor, Preston Terry (Stephan James, “Race,” “Selma”), both of whom are African-American. As they start to peel back the layers of both cases, they suspect a cover-up that may involve some of the state’s most powerful people, including fiercely political North Carolina Governor Patricia Eamons (guest star Academy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt, “As Good As It Gets,” “The Sessions”).

She’s in a tough re-election fight, and the recent shootings in her state are making it even tougher. Meanwhile, real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison Arlen Cox (Academy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, “The Goodbye Girl,” “Jaws,” “Madoff”), is pulled into the volatile debate over policing in the town, and Lt. Calvert Breeland (Stephen Moyer, “The Bastard Executioner,” “True Blood”), a seasoned veteran in the Sheriff’s Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation.

As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, “Shots Fired” tackles the racial divide from every seat in the house.

“Shots Fired” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema. The series is created and executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo also serve as executive producers.

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