#FreeRayshawn trailer: Stephan James stars in new Quibi series
Quibi has released the official trailer for executive producer Antoine Fuqua’s forthcoming thriller drama #Freerayshawn, featuring a man who’s trying to prove his innocence as he and his family get trapped in their apartment with the police trying to arrest him. Starring Stephan James and Laurence Fishburne, you can check out the video in the player below!
#Freerayshawn tells the story of a young, black Iraq War veteran named Rayshawn (James) who is set up by New Orleans police on a drug deal, runs for his life, and takes refuge inside his apartment building with his girlfriend and child. With New Orleans PD and the SWAT team outside ready to storm his home, a social media frenzy begins as community members and news outlets arrive at the scene.
During this growing mayhem, a sympathetic cop named Steven Poincy (Fishburne) plays the role of negotiator, and, over the course of one brutally stressful day, Steven tries to get Rayshawn to calmly surrender in order to avoid an escalation of unnecessary violence.
The series stars Golden Globe nominee Stephan James (Homecoming, If Beale Street Could Talk) and Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum). It will also feature Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) as Tyisha, Skeet Ulrich (Riverdale) as Sgt. Mike Trout, and Annabeth Gish (The Haunting of Hill House) as Detective Lincoln.
#FreeRayshawn is directed by Seith Mann from a script penned by Mark Maurino. It is executive produced by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) alongside Fuqua Films’ David Boorstein and Kat Samick, Mann, and Justin Bursch. Fuqua Films will co-produce with Sony Pictures TV.
Quibi, which is short for “Quick Bites” is scheduled to have its launch on April 6, 2020, with already more than a billion dollars raised from its investors. The streaming service, founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, is set to feature series that run two to four hours in length and are broken down into parts that are no longer than 10 minutes in length.