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The Good Lord Bird (Ethan Hawke) - Trailer released for Showtime drama

The Good Lord Bird

Starring and executive produced by Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke, who plays the controversial abolitionist John Brown, the seven-episode series, The Good Lord Bird, is heading to Showtime in the US on August 9, 2020.

The drama is from Blumhouse Television and based on the National Book Award-winning novel, The Good Lord Bird, by best-selling author James McBride.

It focuses on a young slave known as Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson) who becomes a member of Brown’s motley family of abolitionist soldiers during Bleeding Kansas – a time when the state was a battleground between pro- and anti-slavery forces – and eventually finds himself participating in the famous 1859 raid on the US Armoury at Harpers Ferry.

Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but helped lead to the start of the Civil War.

Watch the trailer