ITV’s Stephen leaves viewers ‘overwhelmed with emotion’ as tragic story unfolds

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ITV's highly anticipated drama Stephen kicked off on Monday night, but the tragic real life portrayal left several viewers emotionally charged very early on.

The three-part sequel to the ground-breaking drama, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, guided viewers through the shocking events that took place in 2006, 13 years after Stephen Laurence's unlawful murder.

But although viewers were aware of Stephen's tragic real life story, this didn't stop them from feeling saddened by the scenes that lay ahead.

Taking to Twitter, viewers aired their thoughts.

One fan penned: "Only 15 minutes into Stephen and I already feel overwhelmed with emotion. This boy deserves all the justice in the world."

Another said: "The Stephen Lawrence case will always be heart-breaking."

A third commented: "This is definitely a must-watch only a couple of minutes in and this looks good already ,very moving stuff."

"Watching #Stephen I know it's gonna make me so mad again. Stephen Lawrence you deserved so much better," a fourth wrote.

While some also reacted to the portrayal of the police officers who handled Stephen's case.

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