BET’s first miniseries The Book of Negroes looks at the American Revolution and slavery from a different perspective.
“Really at its core is, the miniseries and the book, are meditations on the profundity human resilience,” said Lawrence Hill, author of the novel of the same name and co-author of the screenplay.
Hill was joined on stage for the mini’s 2015 TCA Winter Press Tour panel by executive producer and director Clement Virgo, producer Damon D’Oliveira, and actors Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lou Gossett Jr.
The Book of Negroes follows Aminata Diallo, played by Aunjanue Ellis, a West African born American slave who is approached by the British to recruit slaves to fight for them during the American Revolution.
“It’s a real history but largely forgotten,” said Hill.
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