The Good Lord Bird (2020 - )

The Good Lord Bird


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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 anti- and pro-slavery forces -- and eventually finds himself 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.

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Aired Sun, Nov 15, 2020

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Critics Consensus: Ethan Hawke dazzles in The Good Lord Bird, an epically irreverent adaptation that does right by its source material's good word.

2020, Showtime, 7 episodes

Cast & Crew

Ethan Hawke
John Brown
Beau Knapp
Owen Brown
Mo Brings Plenty
Ottawa Jones
Nick Eversman
John Brown Jr.
Jack Alcott
Jason Brown
Ellar Coltrane
Salmon Brown
Hubert Point-Du Jour
Daveed Diggs
Frederick Douglass
Orlando Jones
The Rail Man
Padraic McKinley
David L. Schiff
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