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[10/01/20 - 12:01 PM]
Showtime(R) to Offer the Premiere Episode of New Series "The Good Lord Bird" for Free
The premiere episode will be available for free online sampling, on streaming platforms and on demand beginning at midnight on Sunday, October 4.

[06/24/20 - 10:31 AM]
Showtime Makes Changes to Upcoming Schedule; Announces the Acquisition of "We Hunt Together"
Plus: "The Comey Rule" to premiere on Sunday, September 27 and Monday, September 28; and "The Good Lord Bird" gets pushed again, this time to Sunday, October 4.

[05/12/20 - 10:01 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Poster and New Trailer for "The Good Lord Bird," Starring and Executive Produced by Ethan Hawke
The seven-episode series was previously scheduled to premiere Sunday, February 16.

[11/08/19 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 8
Updates include: NBC pushes "Blindspot" swan song to summer; Showtime's "Halo" project casts trio; and Sang Kim tapped as new showrunner for "Jupiter's Legacy" at Netflix.

[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, THE (SHOWTIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/4/20 - 11/15/20
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2020-2021 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (7 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, June 2020) THE GOOD LORD BIRD, starring Oscar(R) nominee Ethan Hawke as John Brown and Joshua Caleb Johnson, will premiere on Sunday, October 4 at 9 p.m. Based upon the National Book Award-winning novel by James McBride, THE GOOD LORD BIRD is told from the point of view of Onion (Johnson), a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's motley family of abolitionist soldiers and eventually finds himself participating in the famous 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry. THE GOOD LORD BIRD uniquely and unpredictably spotlights the complicated racial, religious and gender roles that make up the American identity.
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
· Rafael Casal as Cook
· 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