Watch the First Trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s Quibi Series

Screenshot from #FreeRayshawn | Official Trailer via Quibi/YouTube

Quibi dropped the first trailer for the upcoming series #Freerayshawn.

The Antoine Fuqua-produced project stars Stephan James and Laurence Fishburne. 

#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, tries to get Rayshawn to calmly surrender in order to avoid an escalation of unnecessary violence.”

The short-format digital platform is set to launch on April 6. 

Watch the trailer below.