Miniseries To Air On BET
Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jane Alexander will star in the mini series production of “The Book of Negroes” (based on the novel by Lawrence Hill), which is set to air on BET in the U.S. and Canada’s CBC.
“The Book of Negroes” follows the life of Aminata Diallo, who, after being kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, tries to navigate her way to freedom.
Photography for the mini series begins this week in South Africa and will continue in Nova Scotia in the spring.
The project is cowritten by Hill and HBO ‘s “The Wire” Clement Virgo. Virgo will also direct.
Source: Variety.com/ Image: Cbc.ca