Bet Networks’ upcoming miniseries “The Book of Negroes” has added Louis Gossett Jr.
, and Cuba Gooding Jr.
, to its cast as it begins production in South Africa. The miniseries has also cast Aunjanue Ellis
, Lyriq Bent
, Ben Chaplin
, Allan Hawco
and Jane Alexander
. “The Book of Negroes,” based on a novel by Lawrence Hill
(published under the title “Someone Knows My Name” in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand), depicts the life journey of Aminata Diallo – an indomitable African woman who cuts a swath through a world that is predisposed to underestimate her. Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa.