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Last Night In NYC: ‘Shots Fired’ NYC Screening with Mack Wilds, Sanaa Lathan and more

Last night, FOX hosted its New York screening for the much-anticipated new series “Shots Fired“at the Paley Center for Media. Creators/executive producers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Bythewood attended along with cast members Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds, Richard Dreyfuss and Jill Hennessy.

Attendees enjoyed a pre-reception followed by a screening of the premiere episode and a Q&A moderated by Associated Press editor Nekesa Moody.

Special guests included activist Nicole Paultre Bell (fiancee of Sean Bell), fashion icon Bethann Hardison, actor Rotimi (“POWER”), NY City Councilman Jumaane Williams, actor J. Alphonse Nicholson (“Shots Fired”) and model Ebonee Davis.

#ShotsFired is a 10-part event mystery that examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings by law enforcement in a small southern town. With amazing music and an all-star cast led by Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds and Helen Hunt, “Shots Fired” will entertain and challenge perspectives.

The series premieres March 22 at 8/7c on FOX, prior to the spring return of “Empire” at 9/8c.

Follow the show on social media at @ShotsFiredFOX using hashtag #ShotsFired.

Photo Credit: Bernard “Beanz” Smalls 

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Watch: Mack Wilds Talks New Series ‘Shots Fired’

Music Choice recently caught up with singer-songwriter-actor, Mack Wilds, as he talked about the new upcoming series Shots Fired. Aimed to turn a few heads, raise eyebrows, and boggle a few minds, the 10-hour movie touches on a dramatic turn of a black cop [played by Mack], killing a white kid. What will happen then?

“The project ‘Shots Fired’…it’s um it’s it’s a tv show. Well I can’t even call it a tv show. It’s like a, it’s like a 10-hour movie umm that we’re showing on FOX and uh the premise is amazing. It’s…it’s very it’s thought provoking. It’s…ya know…what would happen if, in if after all of the people who have been killed by police. What would happen if in some small town in North Carolina, a black cop just so happens to kill a white kid. What would happen in the world? What would happen to that character? What would happen to his family? Like what would happen in the city? And uh I play that cop…”

In the next clip, Mack speaks on the timing of ‘Shots Fired’:

“I think Gina, Gina and Reggie’s um timing on this project couldn’t have been better. I think the world has such a view on, on us after the killings that have happened that, that they need I guess another view or another look to see the other side to see what it what it would feel like and and just to bring up questions, thoughts, ideas to spark like genuine conversation on change. I’m more than um honored that they even chose me to be a part of this because it was a fight…like it was, it was crazy. But to…for, for me to be a part of this um and to, and to use my talent for something bigger than myself is probably one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done.”

Congrats on the new role Mack!

Get more of Mack Wilds’ interview via Music choice On Demand or the MC app.

Photo: ©Music Choice/Juan Navarro