Event DetailsMonday January 25, 2021 1:00 pm
THE GOOD LORD BIRD is a new limited series starring Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown. THE GOOD LORD BIRD is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson), a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown’s motley family of abolitionist soldiers during Bleeding Kansas – a time when the state was a battleground between pro- and anti-slavery forces – and eventually finds himself participating in the famous 1859 raid on the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry. Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was an event that hastened the Civil War.
THE GOOD LORD BIRD weaves a humorous, dramatic and historical tapestry of Antebellum America, spotlighting the complicated and ever-changing racial, religious and gender roles that make up the American identity.
Created by: Mark Richard and Ethan Hawke
Based on: the novel “The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride
Executive Producers: James McBride, Brian Taylor, Ethan Hawke, Ryan Hawke, Jason Blum, Mark Richard, Padraic McKinley, Marshall Persinger and David Schiff.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Joshua Caleb Johnson, Ellar Coltrane, Nick Eversman, Beau Knapp, Mo Brings Plenty, Jack Alcott, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Daveed Diggs, David Morse, Steve Zahn, Maya Hawke, Wyatt Russell, Orlando Jones
Premiered on: October 4, 2020
This limited series is available to stream on SHOWTIME. If you do not have access to a SHOWTIME subscription, you will receive a screener link and unique access code after you RSVP. Screener links will be distributed on Sunday, January 24.