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The Good Lord Bird

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Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this Limited Event Series based on th...more

Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this Limited Even...More

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Season1
Episode 1

Meet the Lord

A slave has a fateful run-in with abolitionist John Brown. Series premiere.
Episode 2

A Wicked Plot

Onion and fellow slave Bob cross paths with pro-slavery 'red shirts.'
Episode 3

Mister Fred

John and Onion head north, taking refuge at the home of Frederick Douglass.
Episode 4

Smells Like Bear

John and Onion continue their fundraising, heading to Canada on foot.
Episode 5

Hiving the Bees

Onion and John Cook head to Harper's Ferry to prepare for Brown?s arrival.
Episode 6

Jesus is Walkin'

A crucial mistake threatens the success of the Harper?s Ferry operation.
Episode 7

Last Words

John Brown and his remaining army take a last stand. Series finale.

Becoming John Brown

Rediscovering John Brown

Fireside Chat

Good Lord Bird Trailer

About this Show

The Good Lord Bird

Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this Limited Event Series based on the award-winning novel. The story is told from the point of view of "Onion," a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's motley family of abolitionist soldiers battling slavery in Kansas, and eventually finds himself in the famous 1859 Army depot raid at Harpers Ferry, an inciting incident of the Civil War. It's a humorous and dramatic tale of Antebellum America and the ever-changing roles of race, religion and gender in American society.

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