The announcement was an outgrowth of a deal introduced final summer time by the Times.
New York: Hulu will produce a documentary sequence primarily based on The 1619 Project, tales in The New York Times that examined the legacy of slavery in America courting from the arrival of the primary slave ship from Africa.
Roger Ross Williams, an Academy Award-winning director for his movie Music by Prudence, will oversee and produce the sequence, it was introduced Thursday.
The announcement was an outgrowth of a deal introduced final summer time by the Times, Lionsgate and Oprah Winfrey to develop The 1619 Project right into a portfolio of movies, tv sequence and different content material. They can even be producers, together with Williams’ enterprise companion, Geoff Martz.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper sequence, from author Nikole Hannah-Jones, started showing on the 400th anniversary of ship’s arrival within the then-British colony of Virginia.
“The 1619 Project is an important reframing of American historical past.” Williams stated. “Our most cherished ideals and achievements cannot be understood without acknowledging both systemic racism and the contributions of Black Americans. And this isn’t just about the past — Black people are still fighting against both the legacy of this racism and its current incarnation.”
The streaming service gave no indication of when the documentary sequence will seem.