April 17, 2024
Apple Shares First Look at 'The Big Cigar'

Apple Shares First Look at 'The Big Cigar'

Posted March 15, 2024 at 6:11pm by iClarified
Apple has shared an early look at 'The Big Cigar,' a new limited series starring André Holland as Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton. Premiering globally May 17, the six-episode drama is executive produced by NAACP Image Award winner Janine Sherman Barrois, Jim Hecht and Joshuah Bearman, with the first two episodes directed and executive produced by multi-award winner Don Cheadle.

Based on the magazine article by Joshuah Bearman ("Argo"), who will also serve as executive producer, "The Big Cigar" is the incredible true story of Hollywood revolution meeting social revolution: it's a wild caper of Black Panther founder Newton escaping from the FBI to Cuba with the assistance of famed producer Bert Schneider in an impossibly elaborate plan — involving a fake movie production — that goes wrong every way it possibly can. And somehow, it's all true. Mostly.

André Holland leads a renowned ensemble cast including Alessandro Nivola, Tiffany Boone, P. J. Byrne, Marc Menchaca, Moses Ingram, Rebecca Dalton, Olli Haaskivi, Jordane Christie and Glynn Turman.

The Big Cigar's showrunner is NAACP Image Award winner Janine Sherman Barrois ("Claws," "The Kings of Napa") and Jim Hecht ("Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty") penned the show's first episode. The series hails from Warner Bros. Television, where Barrois and her Folding Chair Productions are under an overall deal. Barrois and Hecht are executive producing alongside Bearman, Joshua Davis and Arthur Spector ("Little America") through their production company Epic.

"The Big Cigar" makes its global debut on May 17 with the first two episodes, followed by new episodes every Friday through June 14.

Apple Shares First Look at 'The Big Cigar'
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kricul - March 16, 2024 at 6:18pm
Woke trash by a woke company
mr_craig@mac.com - March 15, 2024 at 7:25pm
Yes! Well, I have to write more words so, in my estimation this movie touches a genre that is more necessary now than ever. Like most of you, I have been waiting for movies like this for many decades, and here’s is another one! Thank you and may your pockets always be full.
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