A group of actors step out of Hollywood and into the heart of real issues in a new Epix docuseries about inequality, “America Divided.”
From executive producers Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes and Common, the series sends eight famous faces to different corners of the country to explore some of the socioeconomic issues plaguing the nation.
Before Jesse Williams played a doctor on Grey’s Anatomy, he worked as a teacher. In America Divided, an upcoming EPIX documentary series airing in September, Williams returns to the classroom to report on growing problems in America’s schools, heading to St. Petersburg, Fla. for an in-depth look at that school system’s student achievement gap and the so-called school-to-prison pipeline.
“All you have to do is look around to see that our reality has been built on the back of inequality. It’s been my hope that this series will inspire audiences to be part of a change that leads us into a stronger, more equal future.”
“Foremost among the Founding Fathers’ promises was equality under the law. It’s up to us to help them keep their promise.”
“Addressing inequality, in all its forms, has always been a goal of mine. The more we know about how this affects people on a daily basis, the more we can do to change it.”