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 new recruit John Cook head to Harper's Ferry to prepare for the arrival of John Brown and his army. Onion struggles recruiting African-American soldiers. Brown's arrival with daughter Annie...
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
As the Union Soldiers marched into battle, they sang "The John Brown Song," later known as "John Brown's Body," whose tune years later with the words changed became "Battle Hymn of the Republic." See more »
Funny and entertaining
Some people sure are taking this show too seriously! If there's a message here, it's not present like in some other shows (like lovecraft county), the storytelling comes before the rest, and that's what I like.
There's a nice touch of humor (don't expect to laugh hard, but it got me smiling), some gore, some shooting, super long prayers and some crazyness. Very watchable so far.
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