The Good Lord Bird
Digital Premiere Date2020-10-04
Haifaa Al-Mansour, Albert Hughes, Michael Nankin, Kate WoodsProducer(s) :
O'Shea Read, Albert Hughes
Ethan Hawke Daveed Diggs Wyatt Russell Joshua Caleb Johnson McKinley Belcher III Rafael Casal
Cinematographer (DoP) :
Peter DemingMusic Director :
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Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this limited series based on the novel. "Onion" is a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's family of abolitionist soldiers and finds himself in the 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry
The Good Lord Bird is an upcoming American drama miniseries, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by James McBride. The series was created and executive produced by Ethan Hawke and Mark Richard. Produced by Jason Blum, with Blumhouse Productions, it is set to premiere September 27, 2020, on Showtime and in India On Voot.
The series is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson), a fictional enslaved boy, who is part of John Brown's (Ethan Hawke) motley crew of abolitionist soldiers during the time of Bleeding Kansas, eventually participating in the famous 1859 raid on the Army depot at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Brown's raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended but was the instigating event that started the American Civil War.
The cast includes Ethan Hawke, Daveed Diggs, Wyatt Russell, Joshua Caleb Johnson, McKinley Belcher III, Rafael Casal.