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[08/02/19 - 03:01 PM]
Showtime Taps Tony Winner Daveed Diggs and Wyatt Russell in "The Good Lord Bird"
Based on the National Book Award-winning novel by James McBride, the eight-part limited event series will premiere on Sunday, February 16.

[06/03/19 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 3
Updates include: Patrick J. Adams to return for final season of USA's "Suits"; Joshua Johnson-Lionel tapped for Showtime's "The Good Lord Bird"; and TNT's "The Angel of Darkness" casts pair.

[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.

[03/11/19 - 10:03 AM]
Academy Award(R) Nominee Ethan Hawke to Executive Produce and Star in Showtime(R) Limited Series "Good Lord Bird"
Hawke will star as 19th-century abolitionist John Brown and is co-writing and executive producing with award-winning author and producer Mark Richard.







GOOD LORD BIRD (SHOWTIME)
Premieres in TBA 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, August 2019) SHOWTIME announced that Grammy(R) and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) has joined the cast of THE GOOD LORD BIRD as another legendary historical character, abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Wyatt Russell (Lodge 49) will star in several episodes as Jeb Stuart, a federal officer with orders to apprehend John Brown (Ethan Hawke). From Blumhouse Television and based on the National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by bestselling author James McBride, the eight-part limited event series will premiere on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Daveed Diggs as Frederick Douglass
· David Morse as Dutch Henry Sherman
· Ellar Coltrane as Salmon Brown
· Ethan Hawke as John Brown
· Joshua Johnson-Lionel as Onion
· Orlando Jones as The Rail Man
· Steve Zahn as Chase
· Wyatt Russel as Jeb Stuart
CREW INFORMATION:
· Albert Hughes as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Brian Taylor as EP
· David Schiff as EP
· Ethan Hawke as CRTR/EP
· James McBride as BOOK/EP
· Jason Blum as EP
· Jeremy Gold as EP
· Marci Wiseman as EP
· Mark Richard as CRTR/EP
· Marshall Persinger as EP
· Ryan Hawke as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Blumhouse Television