American Son was one of the most acclaimed Broadway shows last year, with Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale delivering incredible performances. (I had an opportunity to see this last year and didn't, and I regret it.) The entire cast and original director Kenny Leon have reunited for the film adaptation.
Both versions center on two parents (Washington and Pasquale) as they wait at a police station to learn the fate of their missing son. Stuck, their discussions with each other – and the officer assigned to their case – touch on resentment, fear and racism in America. It looks like audiences will have a knot in their stomach for the entire runtime.
American Son drops on Netflix on Friday, November 1. Kerry Washington will likely pick up her Emmy for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie next September.