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[05/14/19 - 11:51 AM]
Showtime Announces Albert Hughes to Executive Produce and Direct Multiple Episodes of "The Good Lord Bird"
Ethan Hawke will star as 19th-century abolitionist John Brown and is co-writing and executive producing with award-winning author and producer Mark Richard.

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME ANNOUNCES ALBERT HUGHES TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE AND DIRECT MULTIPLE EPISODES OF "THE GOOD LORD BIRD"

Oscar(R) Nominee Ethan Hawke To Executive Produce And Star In The Limited Series Based On The Award-Winning Novel By James McBride

Hughes To Make His Television Directorial Debut

LOS ANGELES - May 14, 2019 - Filmmaker Albert Hughes (Alpha, Menace II Society) is joining as executive producer and will make his television directorial debut helming multiple episodes of the new SHOWTIME limited series THE GOOD LORD BIRD from Blumhouse Television, based on the National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by bestselling author James McBride. Oscar(R), Golden Globe(R) and Tony(R) nominee Ethan Hawke will star as 19th-century abolitionist John Brown and is co-writing and executive producing with award-winning author and producer Mark Richard (The Ice at the Bottom of the World and Hell on Wheels).

"Albert Hughes is an incredible addition to THE GOOD LORD BIRD," said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. "We are so pleased to meld Albert's intelligence, talent and perspective with the remarkable creative team that is adapting James McBride's wildly imaginative and profound novel into a singular Showtime limited series."

THE GOOD LORD BIRD is told from the point of view of Onion, an enslaved teenager who becomes a member in Brown's motley family 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.

Writer-director Hughes and his brother Allen emerged as major talents with their 1993 debut Menace II Society and 1995 follow-up Dead Presidents. They later directed the 1999 documentary American Pimp; 2001's adaptation of Alan Moore's Jack the Ripper graphic novel From Hell, starring Johnny Depp; and 2010's post-apocalyptic Denzel Washington starrer The Book of Eli. Last summer, Hughes directed his first solo feature, Alpha.

THE GOOD LORD BIRD is executive produced by Ethan Hawke, James McBride, Mark Richard, Albert Hughes, Jason Blum, Brian Taylor, Ryan Hawke, David Schiff, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman and Marshall Persinger.

SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS, and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple(R), Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku(R), Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Amazon's Prime Video Channels, DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu, The Roku Channel, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation(TM) Vue, and YouTube TV or directly at www.showtime.com.





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[05/21/19 - 07:31 AM]
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[05/21/19 - 06:01 AM]
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[05/20/19 - 03:18 PM]
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[05/20/19 - 01:04 PM]
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[05/20/19 - 12:02 PM]
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[05/20/19 - 11:05 AM]
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[05/20/19 - 10:14 AM]
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[05/20/19 - 10:00 AM]
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