About the Original

New Limited Series To Premiere On Sunday, February 16, 2020

Eight-Part Limited Event Series Is based on the National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by bestselling author James McBride.

Starring And Executive Produced By Oscar® Nominee Ethan Hawke, 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 Brown’s 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. Mark Richard is the showrunner and executive produces with Ethan Hawke, who together wrote the first episode of the series. THE GOOD LORD BIRD is also executive produced by James McBride, Albert Hughes – in his television directorial debut helming multiple episodes -- Jason Blum, Brian Taylor, Ryan Hawke, David Schiff, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman and Marshall Persinger. Additional directors include Kevin Hooks, Darnell Martin and Haifaa Al Mansour.