Stephen Moyer, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss Join ‘Shots Fired’

Stephen Moyer, Helen Hunt and Richard Dreyfuss
Stephen Moyer, Helen Hunt and Richard Dreyfuss to star in ‘Shots Fired’
Fox announced Stephen Moyer (True Blood, The Bastard Executioner), Helen Hunt (Mad About You), and Richard Dreyfuss (Madoff) have signed on to star in Shots Fired, an event series set to air later this year. The threesome join previously announced cast members Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James in the dramatic series from co-writers and executive producers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Gina Prince-Bythewood is also directing, and Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are on board as executive producers.

Per Fox’s official announcement, Hunt is signed on through season one.

Details on Shots Fired, Courtesy of Fox: Shots Fired stars Sanaa Lathan as an expert investigator who digs into the cases, alongside Stephan James as a special prosecutor sent to the town by the Department of Justice. The pair must navigate the media attention, public debate and the social unrest that comes with such volatile cases, as they seek justice before the divided town erupts. The two are drawn into further political intrigue when they find their investigation manipulated by the politically fierce Governor Eamons (Hunt), who prides herself on not being a typical politician. As the first female and Democrat governor in the state, she is in a tough re-election fight, and the national media attention on the recent shootings in her state is making it tougher.

Dreyfuss will play Arlen Cox, a real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison who is intricately involved in the shootings. Moyer will play Officer Breeland, a seasoned veteran in the town’s Sheriff’s Department, who gets caught in the middle of the investigation. Aisha Hinds will play Pastor Janae James, an activist who is seduced by the spotlight. Tristan Wilds will play Officer Belk, who finds himself under investigation for a shooting, and tries to protect his family from the spotlight.