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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

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John and Onion continue their fundraising mission, heading to Canada on foot. When Harriet Tubman endorses Brown in a room full of new recruits, Onion realizes that he may be more ...


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John Brown travels north with Onion, taking refuge at the home of Frederick Douglass and his two wives. When Brown and Douglass clash over methodology, Onion discovers just how complex ...


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Series cast summary:
Ethan Hawke ...  John Brown 7 episodes, 2020
Joshua Caleb Johnson ...  Henry Shackleford / ... 7 episodes, 2020
Beau Knapp ...  Owen Brown 7 episodes, 2020
Hubert Point-Du Jour ...  Bob 7 episodes, 2020
Nick Eversman ...  John Brown Jr. 7 episodes, 2020
Ellar Coltrane ...  Salmon Brown 7 episodes, 2020
Jack Alcott ...  Jason Brown 7 episodes, 2020
Mo Brings Plenty ...  Ottawa Jones 7 episodes, 2020
McKinley Belcher III ...  Broadnax 6 episodes, 2020
Steve Zahn ...  Chase 6 episodes, 2020
Wyatt Russell ...  J.E.B. Stuart / ... 6 episodes, 2020
Adam Shapiro ...  Jew Weiner 6 episodes, 2020
David Morse ...  Dutch Henry Sherman 6 episodes, 2020
Daveed Diggs ...  Frederick Douglass 5 episodes, 2020
Orlando Jones ...  The Rail Man 5 episodes, 2020
Rafael Casal ...  John Cook 4 episodes, 2020
Quentin Plair ...  Emperor 4 episodes, 2020
Miles Mussenden ...  Dangerfield Newby 4 episodes, 2020
Joel Ashur ...  Attucks Copeland 4 episodes, 2020
George Boaitey ...  OP Anderson / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Aaron Angus ...  Tad Thompson / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Jacob Brankley ...  Fireman / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Oz Keenum ...  Harper's Ferry Man / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Jerrell Pegram Jerrell Pegram ...  Bee / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Ali Amin Carter ...  Lewis Leary 2 episodes, 2020
Chance McCoy ...  George Tunner 2 episodes, 2020
Crystal Lee Brown ...  Sibonia 2 episodes, 2020
Tamberla Perry ...  Anna / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Darren Goldstein ...  Hugh Forbes 2 episodes, 2020
Natasha Marc ...  Pie 2 episodes, 2020
Jeremy Childs ...  Judge Fuggett 2 episodes, 2020
Lex King ...  Ottilie / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Austin Alexander ...  Passenger / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Kelley Davis ...  Miss Abby 2 episodes, 2020
Alexis Louder ...  Libby 2 episodes, 2020
Patricia French ...  Mrs. Huffmaster 2 episodes, 2020
J. Adami ...  Gardner / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Vince Eisenson ...  Deacon Lee 2 episodes, 2020
Scott Wichmann ...  Ticket Attendant 2 episodes, 2020
Jasmine Shea ...  Temperance Lee 2 episodes, 2020
Mallie McCown Mallie McCown ...  Ursaline Nun / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Kelly Mizell ...  Hotel Manager 2 episodes, 2020
Ro Underwood ...  Mother 2 episodes, 2020
Russell Shealy ...  Randy 2 episodes, 2020
Ashley Shelton ...  Mary 2 episodes, 2020
Tamara Hopkins ...  Rich White Woman 2 episodes, 2020
William Tokarsky ...  Crusty Patron 2 episodes, 2020
Michael Vitovich ...  Hangman 2 episodes, 2020
David Abernethy ...  Engineer Hostage / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Natalie Cassell ...  Townswomen 2 episodes, 2020
Paul D'Elia Paul D'Elia ...  John Brown's Army / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Linzi Gray ...  Miss Abby Stand-In / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Ryan Hinson ...  Red Shirt / ... 2 episodes, 2020
John S. Howell Sr. John S. Howell Sr. ...  Police officer / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Johnny K ...  John Brown's Army / ... 2 episodes, 2020
George Ludden George Ludden ...  Passenger / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Ryan L. Price ...  Canadian Recruit 2 episodes, 2020
Kyle Riggs ...  Williams 2 episodes, 2020
William G. Tomek William G. Tomek ...  Abolishinist / ... 2 episodes, 2020
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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 SHOWTIME

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Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke previously appeared together in Boyhood (2014) as father and son See more »

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Trumpers hate anything with diversity!
8 October 2020 | by sarahdawson-44481See all my reviews

It seems to me that the same people vote negative on all the same type of shows and for some reason they all seem to be from the right...wonder why that is? All you have to do is click on one of these negative reviewers profiles for this show or pretty much any show with people of color and I guarantee you that 95% of their negative reviews are for shows with diversity! Trumpers spews their hate in droves! They all like and comment on each other's comments to hype each other up like any good following would. They hate Hollywood because it shows how the world is changing and for the better!


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

4 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Virginia, USA See more »

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