'When They See Us': The Cast vs. Their Real-Life Counterparts (PHOTOS)

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Jharrel Jerome as Korey Wise

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Korey Wise

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Chris Chalk as Adult Yusef Salaam

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Freddy Miyares as Adult Raymond Santana

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Raymond Santana

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Asante Blackk as a Young Kevin Richardson

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Justin Cunningham as Adult Kevin Richardson

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Jovan Adepo as Adult Antron McCray

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Antron McCray

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John Leguizamo as Raymond Santana Sr.

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Raymond Santana Sr.

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Felicity Huffman as Linda Fairstein

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Linda Fairstein

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Elizabeth Lederer

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Angela Black (formerly Richardson)

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The true crime genre has been pervading streaming platforms like Netflix for some time now, and the service's latest show When They See Us offers a new look at an infamous case.

Following the lives of the five teens of color who were labeled the Central Park Five — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise — When They See Us is a four-part limited series that spans from the spring of 1989 to 2014. The teens were accused and convicted of a rape they did not commit back in 1989 and their story has continued to remain well-known through the decades.

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There's nothing fair about survival in this four-part dramatization.

Their exoneration and settlement with New York City are explored in later timelines in 2002 and 2014. Created, co-written and directed by Ava DuVernay, this series is sure to pull viewers in, and we're taking a look at the men behind the story.

Click through the gallery to see the wrongfully imprisoned real-life men alongside their on-screen counterparts, and don't miss When They See Us when it premieres Friday, May 31 on Netflix.

When They See Us, Series Premiere, Friday, May 31, Netflix