Go behind the scenes on the set of ‘When They See Us’: Photos

We’re taking you behind the scenes on the set of Netflix’s “When They See Us,” a limited series about the case of five men formerly known as the Central Park Five.

The series — highly praised by critics and viewers — has quickly become the most popular viewing option on Netflix. “When They See Us” has been the platform’s most-watched series every day since its May 31 premiere, according to the streaming service. 

“When They See Us” stars Ethan Herisse as young Yusef Salaam, Asante Blackk as young Kevin Richardson, Caleel Harris as young Antron McCray, Marquis Rodriguez as young Raymond Santana, Jr. and Jharrel Jerome as both young and older Korey Wise. Directed by Ava DuVernay, it takes viewers through the trial that followed the 1989 Central Park rape and attack of jogger Trisha Meili. Much of the series focuses on the alleged mistreatment of the boys at the hands of law enforcement, the confession tapes they insist were coerced and their time in prison. The five wrongly accused men were exonerated in 2002 when Matias Reyes confessed.

Take a look through photos from the filming of the critically acclaimed series. 

Meghan Giannotta