Shots Fired

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  • TV-14
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (2,216)

Examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, Shots Fired is a dramatic new event series that is a "why done it?" and a "who done it?" From Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood , the 10-hour event series is an explosive look at the criminal justice system. When an African-American police officer 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, re-opening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart. Leading the Department of Justice's inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator ASHE AKINO (Sanaa Lathan, "The Perfect Guy") and a young Special Prosecutor, PRESTON TERRY (Stephan James, "Race," "Selma"), both of whom are African-American. As they start to pull 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 (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 case, as LT. ERIC BREELAND (Stephen Moyer, "The Bastard Executioner," "True Blood"), a seasoned veteran in the town's Sheriff's Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation. SHOTS FIRED tackles the racial divide from all perspectives. As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, they learn that everybody has a story, and that the truth is rarely black and white.

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Seasons
Hour Ten: Last Dance
10. Hour Ten: Last Dance
May 24, 2017
The hearings for both cases are held and, as Preston presents the facts to the jurors, the truth behind each shooting is revealed. Meanwhile, Pastor Janae and other petitioners gather outside the courtroom in anticipation of the results, hoping for a better future. After the Sheriff's Department loses one of its own, it becomes clear who is really to blame.
Hour Nine: Come to Jesus
9. Hour Nine: Come to Jesus
May 17, 2017
After a shocking discovery is made about the Auxiliary Deputy program, the investigation zeroes in on the Sheriff's Department, leaving Lieutenant Breeland and Sheriff Platt under intense scrutiny. As potential culprits come forward to negotiate with Ashe and Preston, a former Auxiliary Deputy reveals a secret of his own. Meanwhile, the judge makes a ruling in Ashe's custody case and Governor Eamons makes a difficult decision regarding her new education initiative.
Hour Eight: Rock Bottom
8. Hour Eight: Rock Bottom
May 10, 2017
After a potential murder weapon is found in the Joey Campbell case, the pressure is on for Preston and Ashe to utilize this newest piece of evidence to find out who is behind Joey's death. Meanwhile, tensions continue to escalate between the investigators and the Sheriff's department, leading to a potentially game-changing altercation, and Preston makes a rash decision regarding the Jesse Carr case.
Hour Seven: The Content of Their Character
7. Hour Seven: The Content of Their Character
May 3, 2017
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.
Hour Six: The Fire This Time
6. Hour Six: The Fire This Time
April 26, 2017
Things get intense at Gate Station as a violent riot erupts between the citizens and the police. Meanwhile, Ashe and Preston confront Governor Eamons about their suspicions surrounding Joey's murder.
Hour Five: Before the Storm
5. Hour Five: Before the Storm
April 19, 2017
Cory reveals vital specifics about the night Joey Campbell was murdered, allowing Preston and Ashe to focus on the people whom they believe were involved in his death.
Hour Four: Truth
4. Hour Four: Truth
April 12, 2017
After Cory reveals the details of the night of Joey Campbell's death, Ashe and Preston must decide if his word will be enough to take on the entire sheriff's department.
Hour Three: Somebody's Son
3. Hour Three: Somebody's Son
April 5, 2017
Ashe and Preston follow leads in both investigations. The political implications of both cases begin to unfold, as Pastor Janae encourages Governor Eamons to do more for the poorest communities in Gate Station.
Hour Two: Betrayal of Trust
2. Hour Two: Betrayal of Trust
March 29, 2017
When a controversial video of Deputy Beck is leaked, Ashe and Preston must find the source and figure out if it was a set-up. Amidst Beck's new scandal, everyone gets a new perspective of him.
Hour One: Pilot
1. Hour One: Pilot
March 22, 2017
In the series premiere, a community becomes divided when an African-American cop shoots and kills an unarmed white college student in North Carolina and the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light.
Description

Examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, Shots Fired is a dramatic new event series that is a "why done it?" and a "who done it?" From Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood , the 10-hour event series is an explosive look at the criminal justice system. When an African-American police officer 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, re-opening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart. Leading the Department of Justice's inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator ASHE AKINO (Sanaa Lathan, "The Perfect Guy") and a young Special Prosecutor, PRESTON TERRY (Stephan James, "Race," "Selma"), both of whom are African-American. As they start to pull 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 (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 case, as LT. ERIC BREELAND (Stephen Moyer, "The Bastard Executioner," "True Blood"), a seasoned veteran in the town's Sheriff's Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation. SHOTS FIRED tackles the racial divide from all perspectives. As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, they learn that everybody has a story, and that the truth is rarely black and white.

Shots Fired is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on March 22, 2017.

Where to Watch Shots Fired

Shots Fired is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Shots Fired on demand at Hulu and Vudu and Google Play and Apple TV and Tubi TV and.

  • Premiere Date
    March 22, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (2,216)