Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this 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.
John Brown and his remaining army take a last stand as more federal troops descend upon Harper's Ferry. With John Brown captured, Onion, truly on his own, risks his life to say his goodbyes to Brown....
Onion and fellow slave Bob cross paths with pro-slavery "red shirts" escorting them to the slave-trading town of Pikesville, MO. Onion finds himself enmeshed in a mounting slave insurrection where he...
Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this limited series based on the National Book Award-winning novel. The story is told from the point of view of "Onion," a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's motley family of abolitionist soldiers battling slavery in Kansas, and eventually finds himself in the famous 1859 Army depot raid at Harpers Ferry, an inciting incident of the Civil War. It's a humorous and dramatic tale of Antebellum America and the ever-changing roles of race, religion and gender in American society.Written by
6.9 ? Come on ! this is fabulous story telling. Ethan Hawke jumps off the screen, and WILL get the EMMY next year. Onion is a great actor, the supporting cast is incredible. There is a lively direction, that really keeps the story moving forward. the preacher scene in episode 2 had me on the edge of my seat. The subtext of slavery is clear eyed and not sugar coated. And my lord the music is divine , I LOVE THIS SHOW
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