According to series creator Veena Sud, the choice of the particular New Jersey location was intentional because the rear view of the Statue of Liberty was somewhat symbolic of how welcoming 'she' is to immigrants from Europe and the East, and how ironic it is that her back is turned to those already settled here, particularly those in dire need of justice in this storyline.
Producer Jonathan Demme passed away in April, 2017, from esophageal cancer and heart disease. The second episode of Season 1 is dedicated to his memory.
In preparation for her role as a prosecutor, British actress Clare-Hope Ashitey (KJ Harper) spent time with Jersey City PD and prosecutors, the NYPD, New York City District Attorneys, etc. She also attended late-night court arraignment hearings in Jersey and Manhattan.
Regina King won the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for her role as Latrice Butler in Seven Seconds (2018).
Brenton's uncle calls him by the pet name "Little Man". This is what Stephen Holder called boys in The Killing (2011), in particular Linden's son, Jack. This is clearly an affectionate reference by Veena Sud, the creator of both series.