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The Good Lord Bird 

TV-MA | | Drama, History, War | TV Mini-Series (2020)
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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.

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Series cast summary:
Ethan Hawke ...  John Brown 7 episodes, 2020
Hubert Point-Du Jour ...  Bob 7 episodes, 2020
Beau Knapp ...  Owen Brown 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
Joshua Caleb Johnson ...  Henry 'Onion' Shackleford 7 episodes, 2020
McKinley Belcher III ...  Broadnax 6 episodes, 2020
Quentin Plair ...  Emperor 4 episodes, 2020
Daveed Diggs ...  Frederick Douglass 3 episodes, 2020
Wyatt Russell ...  J.E.B. Stuart 3 episodes, 2020
Victor Williams ...  Coachman Jim 3 episodes, 2020
Rafael Casal ...  John Cook 3 episodes, 2020
Miles Mussenden ...  Dangerfield Newby 3 episodes, 2020
Joel Ashur ...  Attucks Copeland 3 episodes, 2020
George Boaitey ...  O.P. Anderson 3 episodes, 2020
Ali Amin Carter ...  Lewis Leary 3 episodes, 2020
Steve Zahn ...  Chase 2 episodes, 2020
Orlando Jones ...  The Rail Man 2 episodes, 2020
Brooks Ashmanskas ...  Lewis Washington 2 episodes, 2020
Chance McCoy ...  George Turner 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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Drama | History | War

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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 »

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Funny and entertaining
4 October 2020 | by poinla37See all my reviews

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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Official Sites:

SHOWTIME

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Good Lord Bird See more »

Filming Locations:

Virginia, USA See more »

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Blumhouse Television See more »
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(entire series)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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