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Season Finale Wednesday, May 24 at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX
The event series “Shots Fired” has consisted of 10 one-hour episodes that have examined the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, providing an explosive autopsy of our criminal justice system. When Joshua Beck (Mack Wilds), an African-American Sheriff’s deputy, 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, opening wounds that threaten to tear the community apart.
Leading the Department of Justice’s inquiry into these shootings has been seasoned investigator Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan) and a young Special Prosecutor, Preston Terry (Steven James), both of whom are African-American. As they started to peel back the layers of both cases, they suspected 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). 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), is pulled into the volatile debate over policing in the town, and Lt. Calvert Breeland (Stephen Moyer), a seasoned veteran in the Sheriff’s Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation.
In the finale, "Hour 10: Last Dance," both cases will be resolved. But will the Jury hold anyone accountable for these killings? Tune in and find out.