Notorious American abolitionist John Brown didn’t turn out to be a legend by being non-controversial. In life, America’s sin of slavery weighed on his soul like few white males earlier than or since, and his abolitionist ways drove him to spur pacifism for a extra old school kind of justice that concerned the enterprise finish of a pistol, culminating within the well-known Raid on Harpers Ferry. Unsuccessful although that effort was, it’s now generally known as the “dress rehearsal” for the Civil Struggle. Brown rubbed shoulders with abolitionist icons like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, however lingering questions on his violent strategies and even his sanity meant he was by no means totally embraced by the motion.
And now, his combat is being depicted by the good Ethan Hawke for a restricted Showtime collection The Good Lord Chicken, which can present Brown in all his righteous fury and non secular fervor.
The Good Lord Chickenadditionally optionsHamilton‘s Daveed Diggs as Frederick Douglass, along with Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell and Orlando Jones, and with Ellar Coltrane (who played Hawke’s son in Boyhood) and Maya Hawke (who’s his daughter in actual life). The present premieres on August 9.