Tensions run high between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop.


Veena Sud
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Clare-Hope Ashitey ...  KJ Harper 10 episodes, 2018
Beau Knapp ...  Peter Jablonski 10 episodes, 2018
Michael Mosley ...  Joe 'Fish' Rinaldi 10 episodes, 2018
David Lyons ...  Mike DiAngelo 10 episodes, 2018
Russell Hornsby ...  Isaiah Butler 10 episodes, 2018
Raúl Castillo ...  Felix Osorio 10 episodes, 2018
Patrick Murney ...  Manny Wilcox 10 episodes, 2018
Zackary Momoh ...  Seth Butler 10 episodes, 2018
Michelle Veintimilla ...  Marie Jablonski 10 episodes, 2018
Regina King ...  Latrice Butler 10 episodes, 2018
Nadia Alexander ...  Nadine 9 episodes, 2018
Adriana DeMeo ...  Teresa 8 episodes, 2018
Jeremy Davidson ...  James Connelly 8 episodes, 2018
Corey Champagne ...  Kadeuce Porter 7 episodes, 2018
Mustafa Speaks ...  Vontrell 'Messiah' Odoms 7 episodes, 2018
Lesli Margherita ...  Crystal DiAngelo 5 episodes, 2018


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. Written by ahmetkozan

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How long does it take to bury the truth?


Crime | Drama


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According to series creator Veena Sud, the choice of the particular New Jersey location was intentional because the rear view of the Statue of Liberty was somewhat symbolic of how welcoming 'she' is to immigrants from Europe and the East, and how ironic it is that her back is turned to those already settled here, particularly those in dire need of justice in this storyline. See more »


Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Seven Seconds S1 (2018) See more »

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Pleasantly surprised, 7.75/10 Stars
16 March 2018 | by stevesmith-80860See all my reviews

Based off the synopsis I didn't think I was going to like this show. I thought this show was going to be more social justice activism. I ended up really liking this show. I think the show did a really good job of giving a nuanced perspective of very complex issues, they did not try to dumb down the messaging to good and evil like some other shows and movies do. The show did a really good job of presenting all sides and letting the viewer come to their own conclusions. The show does not perceive to tell you what is right and wrong and what to think, they leave that up to the viewer to decide for themselves. The acting in this so was superb, especially Regina King, Russell Hornsby, and Michael Mosley. The dialogue was good but some of the New York accents were a little over the top, nothing too bad though. The story was good. The more episodes I watched the better the show got.

7.75/10 Stars

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Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Seconds See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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