‘Shots Fired’ is a miniseries created for Fox by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood, who also serve as executive producers alongside Francie Calfo (‘Genius’, ‘Empire’, ‘The Bastard Executioner’) and Brian Grazer (‘Splash’, ‘Apollo 13’, ‘A Beautiful Mind’). The show presents a take on the police shootings and the death of young black people by the people who are supposed to uphold the law. Using this premise, the show aims to cast a light on multiple other issues involving racial tensions in the current world.
Shots Fired Cast: Who’s in It?
The cast of ‘Shots Fired’ is led by Sanaa Lathan. She plays the role of Ashe Akino, an investigator working for DOJ. Lathan has previously worked in ‘The Best Man’, ‘Love and Basketball’, ‘Alien vs Predator’, ‘Contagion’, ‘Now You See Me 2’, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘The Affair’.
Helen Hunt appears in the role of Patricia Eamons, North Carolina’s Governor. Hunt has won an Academy Award and multiple Golden Globes and Emmys. She is known for her roles in ‘Mad About You’, ‘As Good as It Gets’, ‘The Sessions’, ‘Cast Away’ and ‘What Women Want’. Connor Leslie appears in the role of Sarah Ellis, Eamons’ aide. Leslie is known for her work in ‘The Man in the High Castle’, ‘Parts Per Billion’, ‘Titans’, ‘The Blacklist’ and ‘Revenge’.
Richard Dreyfuss plays the role of Arlen Cox, a rich man involved in real estate. Dreyfuss is an Academy Award-winning actor who is known for his roles in ‘The Goodbye Girl’, ‘Mr Holland’s Opus’, ‘Stand by Me’, ‘Jaws’ and ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, among many other credits. He is also the recipient of a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.