The new FOX series Shots Fired, premiering Wednesday March, 22, chronicles a small, fictional North Carolina town after a police shooting creates a politically charged environment. While the events of the series have been fictionalized, it has already gotten a lot of attention for asking real questions about race, the role of the police, and justice. With so much buzz surrounding the premiere and its billing as a "limited series," viewers may want to know just how many episodes of Shots Firedthere will be before it wraps up its story.
FOX will air 10 one-hour episodes of Shots Fired, according to Deadline, and at a Television Critics' Association event for the series, cast member Richard Dreyfuss called it "the most current show you’ll ever see." The series focuses on what happens in a small (fictional) town when a black police officer kills a young white man. Throughout the course of the investigation, more injustices are uncovered and the plot thickens when race is revealed to be a long standing police issue in the town, after the investigators realize the murder of a black teen was covered up. At the same TCA event, creator Reggie Rock Bythewood said that Shots Fired is both "a who-done-it mystery" and "a why-done-it." So as the mystery is revealed over the course of those 10 episodes, viewers will still be experiencing a larger story.
In addition to its timely plot, the series is also being lauded for its cast. The FOX series boasts some big names (see the Richard Dreyfuss quote above). So, before tuning in Wednesday, March 22, get acquainted with the Shots Fired cast here.