Showtime‘s upcoming miniseries The Good Lord Bird which based on the 2013 novel of the same name by James McBride and Premiere on Oct 4, 2020. The first episode titled “Meet the Lord” directed by Albert Hughes.
Ethan Hawke fans can take their first look at what’s going to happen in the Premiere episode with our photo gallery. Before taking a look at the promotional photos, you have to read Sho‘s The Good Lord Bird Episode 1 synopsis and Watch the official trailer below:
Henry Shackleford, a young slave living in the Kansas territory in 1856, has a run-in with abolitionist John Brown, who mistakes him for a girl and promptly “frees” him. Believing Henry to be his good luck charm, Brown welcomes him into his ragtag army and nicknames him “Onion.”
Donning a dress for the first time while dodging bullets, Onion quickly awakens to the life or death stakes in the battle over human bondage and witnesses Brown’s divinely inspired violent agenda: to free the land of slavery by any means necessary.
The Good Lord Bird Episode 1 Photos
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The Good Lord Bird Season 1 cast includes Ethan Hawke as John Brown, Joshua Caleb Johnson as Onion, Daveed Diggs as Frederick Douglass, Wyatt Russell as First Lieutenant J. E. B. Stuart, McKinley Belcher III as Broadnax, and Rafael Casal as Cook.
The Good Lord Bird Plot
The series is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson), a fictional enslaved boy, who is part of John Brown’s (Ethan Hawke) motley crew of abolitionist soldiers during the time of Bleeding Kansas, eventually participating in the famous 1859 raid on the Army depot at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended but was the instigating event that started the American Civil War. — Blumhouse Television