‘Seven Seconds’ Starring Regina King and Russell Hornsby Launches a New Trailer

Netflix just released a new full trailer for the original series Seven Seconds. The crime anthology series, which is set to premiere on February 23, 2018, was created by executive producer Veena Sud (The Killing). The cast is led by Regina King (American Crime), Clare-Hope Ashitey (Doctor Foster), and Russell Hornsby (Fences, Grimm).

Beau Knapp (Sand Castle), Michael Mosely (Ozark), David Lyons (Safe Haven), Raul Castillo (Special Correspondents), and Zackary Momoh (A United Kingdom) co-star in season one of the dramatic anthology series.

The Plot: In a society fraught with racial tension, sensational headlines, and an audience who would rather be entertained than informed, seven seconds can mean life or death.


In an instant, life is forever changed for Brenton Butler and his family. After a white cop accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager, a northeastern city explodes with racial tensions, an attempted cover up and its aftermath, and the trial of the century.

Clare-Hope Ashitey portrays KJ Harper, a black assistant prosecutor assigned to the incident, with troubles of her own. She grapples with the weight of the case and what it will mean to bring justice not only for Brenton, but for the Black community. KJ works closely with the teen’s mother Latrice Butler (King) who realizes there may be more to her son than she and her husband (Hornsby) were aware of, and becomes consumed with finding out what happened.

Seven Seconds tackles the controversial issues of race relations between law enforcement, the people they serve, and the personal stories of those involved. At its core, the series goes beyond the headlines, examining the impact a tragic accident has on a community and a family’s need for answers and justice.