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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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Smells Like Bear

Episode 1x04; Oct 25, 2020

John and Onion continue their fundraising mission, this time heading to Canada on foot. After seeing true freedom for the first time and frustrated with Brown's increasingly irrational behavior, Onion demands freedom from Brown's army. But, when the

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: Mister FredOct 18, 2020
1x02: A Wicked PlotOct 11, 2020
1x01: Meet the LordOct 4, 2020
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  • Птичка Господа милосердного (Russian Federation Russian Federation)


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