The Good Lord Bird

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The Good Lord Bird is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Johnson-Lionel, Blackish), 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... read more

The Good Lord Bird is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Johnson-Lionel, Blackish), 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. Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was the instigating event that started the Civil War.

Original Release

10/04/2020 on SHO

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Cast

Ethan Hawke John Brown
Nick Eversman John Brown Jr.
Ellar Coltrane Salmon Brown
Beau Knapp Owen Brown
Hubert Point-Du Jour Bob
Mo Brings Plenty Ottawa Jones
Joshua Caleb Johnson Onion / Henry Shackleford
Jack Alcott Jason Brown
David Morse Dutch Henry Sherman
McKinley Belcher III Broadnax
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Meet the Lord Sunday, 04 October 2020
2 A Wicked Plot Sunday, 11 October 2020
3 Mister Fred Sunday, 18 October 2020
4 Smells Like Bear Sunday, 25 October 2020
5 Hiving the Bees Sunday, 01 November 2020
6 Jesus is Walkin' Sunday, 08 November 2020
7 Last Words Sunday, 15 November 2020
8 Episode #1.8

Directors

Haifaa Al-Mansour, Kevin Hooks, Darnell Martin, Albert Hughes, Kate Woods

Writers

James McBride, Kristen SaBerre, Mark Richard, Erika L. Johnson, Jeff Augustin, Ethan Hawke, Lauren Signorino

Creators

Ethan Hawke, Mark Richard

Cast

Ethan Hawke John Brown
Nick Eversman John Brown Jr.
Ellar Coltrane Salmon Brown
Beau Knapp Owen Brown
Hubert Point-Du Jour Bob
Mo Brings Plenty Ottawa Jones
Joshua Caleb Johnson Onion / Henry Shackleford
Jack Alcott Jason Brown
David Morse Dutch Henry Sherman
McKinley Belcher III Broadnax
Adam Shapiro Jew Weiner
Steve Zahn Chase
Orlando Jones The Rail Man
Daveed Diggs Frederick Douglass
Quentin Plair Emperor
Joel Ashur Attucks Copeland
Jerrell Pegram Train Passenger / Chattam Resident / Pikesville Church Guest / Bee
George Boaitey OP Anderson
Rafael Casal John Cook
Miles Mussenden Dangerfield Newby

Producers

David L. Schiff Executive Producer
Marshall Persinger Executive Producer
James McBride Executive Producer
Padraic McKinley Executive Producer
Shea Kammer Executive Producer
Brian Taylor Executive Producer
O'Shea Read Producer
Albert Hughes Producer

Editors

Christopher Nelson, Sue Blainey, Ron Rosen, Trevor Penna

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