An estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son in Netflix’s upcoming television event, American Son.
However, a brutal storm forces them—and two officers—to wait out the night in a South Florida police station as time passes and questions are left unanswered.
The special, based on the acclaimed Broadway play that Washington also leads, serves as “an emotional depiction of modern-day race dynamics and systemic tensions,” Netflix says.
Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee also return to reprise their theatrical roles.
American Son debuts Nov. 1 on Netflix.