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The Good Lord Bird (2020 - 2020)

The Good Lord Bird (2020 - 2020)




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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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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


Ethan Hawke
as John Brown
Daveed Diggs
as Frederick Douglass
Wyatt Russell
as Jeb Stuart
Ellar Coltrane
as Salmon Brown
Beau Knapp
as Owen Brown
Nick Eversman
as John Brown Jr
Mo Brings Plenty
as Ottawa Jones
Chance McCoy
as George Turner
Killer Mike
as Clarence
Zainab Jah
as Harriet Tubman
Darren Goldstein
as Hugh Forbes
Victor Love
as George Watson
April Turner
as Constance Watson
Derrick Baskin
as Gus Shackleford
Brooke Bloom
as la femme de Doyle
Kelley Davis
as Miss Abby
Keith David
as Herbert
Michael Harding
as William Shore
Grainger Hines
as Henry Clay Pate
Matt Boliek
as Slave Trader
Charlie Sexton
as le révérend Martin
Keith Flippen
as Slave Master
Philip Burke
as Harry Redshirt
Brady Gentry
as Jimmy Doyle
Russell Sams
as Peabody
Aaron Angus
as un soldat
Chuck Taber
as un soldat
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