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The Good Lord Bird

Based on the National Book Award-winning novel by bestselling author James McBride, 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.

Show Info

Network: United States Showtime (2020 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama
Episodes ordered: 7 episodes

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Hiving the Bees

Episode 1x05; Nov 1, 2020

Onion and new recruit John Cook head to Harper's Ferry to prepare for the arrival of John Brown and his army. However, Onion quickly struggles to perform his mission of recruiting more African-American soldiers from the area when Cook's reckless beha

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: Smells Like BearOct 25, 2020
1x03: Mister FredOct 18, 2020
1x02: A Wicked PlotOct 11, 2020
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  • Птичка Господа милосердного (Russian Federation Russian Federation)


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