‘The Good Lord Bird’: Albert Hughes To Direct & EP Showtime Limited Series Starring Ethan Hawke

‘The Good Lord Bird’: Albert Hughes To Direct & EP Showtime Limited Series Starring Ethan Hawke
In his first major foray into television, filmmaker Albert Hughes has signed on to executive produce and direct multiple episodes of Showtime limited series The Good Lord Bird, starring Ethan Hawke.

The Good Lord Bird, based on James McBride’s 2013 novel, is told from the point of view of Onion, an enslaved teenager who becomes a member in Brown’s motley family during the time of Bleeding Kansas, eventually participating in the famous 1859 raid on the Army depot at Harpers Ferry. Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was the instigating event that started the Civil War.

Hawke stars as 19th-century abolitionist John Brown and is co-writing and executive producing with Mark Richard.

“Albert Hughes is an incredible addition to The Good Lord Bird,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment,
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