Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and Stephen Moyer have all joined the drama, which aims to reflect recent racial tensions and police shooting incidents that have spurred demonstrations and outrage across the country.The impressive trio joins the previously announced cast that includes Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Aisha Hinds and Tristan Wilds in the event series that hails from Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood.Said another guest, "No one knew why Tristan was there initially, because it was not an industry party -- it was very intimate.
And initial reports claim Wilds is quite the catch for the pop star: "He's a real gentleman. From the moment he walked into her party, Rihanna lit up."Rihanna has to hit the road soon to promote her new album Rated R, but the two plan to keep in touch while she's away.
He is known for his roles as Michael Lee on the HBO original drama series, The Wire, and as Dixon Wilson on the CW teen drama series, 90210.
The new casting marks a continuation of big names being attracted to TV.
The project marks a return to television for the Academy Award winning Hunt who starred on sitcom “Mad About You,” and has largely signed onto film projects since.
Actor/rapper Mack Wilds has laughed off rumours suggesting he is dating singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter.
The 90210 star, formerly known as Tristan Wilds, first sparked speculation he was more than friends with Streeter after he appeared in her music video for the song n EXt last year (13).
Inspired by recent events that have sparked national outrage and the Black Lives Matter movement, “Shots Fired” examines the dangerous aftermath of racially-charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee.
Hunt will play Patricia Eamons, the fictional governor of North Carolina; Dreyfuss will play Arlen Cox, a real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison who is intricately involved in the shootings; Moyer will play Officer Breeland, a seasoned veteran in the town’s Sheriff’s Department who gets caught in the middle of the investigation.
The name Wilds has a history dating as far back as the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
It was a name for a person of wild or undisciplined character.
As the first female and Democrat governor in the state, Eamons is in a tough re-election fight and the national media attention on the recent shootings in her state is making it tougher.