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The Good Lord Bird


Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this Limited Event 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. Legal Line ( In fine print) Legal Line: ©2021 Showtime Networks Inc., a ViacomCBS Company. SHOWTIME and related marks are trademarks of Showtime Networks Inc. Individual programs, devices and marks are the property of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved. “The Good Lord Bird”: ©2021 Showtime Network Inc. All rights reserved.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Daveed Diggs, Darnell Martin, Joshua Caleb Johnson

Written by: Ethan Hawke

Produced by: Ethan Hawke

Q&A: Ethan Hawke, Joshua Caleb Johnson, Daveed Diggs, Darnell Martin