New 'Shots Fired' Key Art Teases Show's Moral Complexities (PHOTO)

Marisa Roffman

SHOTS FIRED: L-R: Stephan James and Sanaa Lathan in SHOTS FIRED premiering midseason on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX

A small North Carolina town is turned upside down when two racially charged shootings occur in Fox's Shots Fired.

The first case is high-profile—an African-American cop (Mack Wilds) shoots an unarmed white man—and the second is of an African-American teenager, whose unsolved murder was swept under the rug. The Department of Justice sends an investigator Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan) and a Special Prosecutor, Preston Terry (Stephan James), to get to the bottom of the shootings.

Demi Moore Joins 'Empire' in Recurring Role

Demi Moore Joins 'Empire' in Recurring Role

Moore will recur on the high-drama show into Season 4.

The 10-part event series comes from Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood, and boasts an all-star cast: in addition to Lathan, James and Wilds, the series regulars include Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer, Will Patton, Aisha Hinds, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Conor Leslie, DeWanda Wise; Helen Hunt, Jill Hennessy and Dennis Haysbert appear as guest stars.

The quest to discover what happened—and why—is a throughline for the series. And as the key art teases, "Some lines are meant to be crossed."

Shots Fired, Series Premiere, Wednesday, March 22, 8/7c, Fox