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  • The Good Lord Bird (2020–2020)
  • TV-MA
    TV Mini-series | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The Good Lord Bird (2020–2020)
TV-MA
TV Mini-series | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this series based on the novel. "Onion" is a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's family of abolitionist soldiers and finds himself in the 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry.
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Creator
Ethan Hawke (created for television by) (written for television by)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Aug 9, 2020

Release date (First episode)
Oct 4, 2020 (United States)

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Cast

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132 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Ethan Hawke
John Brown John Brown   See fewer
7
7
Beau Knapp
Owen Brown Owen Brown   See fewer
7
Nick Eversman
John Brown Jr. John Brown Jr.   See fewer
7
Ellar Coltrane
Salmon Brown Salmon Brown   See fewer
7
Jack Alcott
Jason Brown Jason Brown   See fewer
7
Mo Brings Plenty
Ottawa Jones Ottawa Jones   See fewer
7
Joshua Caleb Johnson
Henry 'Onion' Shackleford Henry 'Onion' Shackleford   See fewer
7
6
Quentin Plair
Emperor Emperor   See fewer
4
Daveed Diggs
Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass   See fewer
3
Wyatt Russell
J.E.B. Stuart J.E.B. Stuart   See fewer
3
Victor Williams
Coachman Jim Coachman Jim   See fewer
3
Rafael Casal
John Cook John Cook   See fewer
3
Miles Mussenden
Dangerfield Newby Dangerfield Newby   See fewer
3
Joel Ashur
Attucks Copeland Attucks Copeland   See fewer
3
George Boaitey
O.P. Anderson O.P. Anderson   See fewer
3
Ali Amin Carter
Lewis Leary Lewis Leary   See fewer
3
Steve Zahn
Chase Chase   See fewer
2
Orlando Jones
The Rail Man The Rail Man   See fewer
2
Brooks Ashmanskas
Lewis Washington Lewis Washington   See fewer
2
Chance McCoy
George Turner George Turner   See fewer
2
Kyle Riggs
Williams Williams   See fewer
2
Maya Hawke
Annie Brown Annie Brown   See fewer
1
Adam Shapiro
Jew Weiner Jew Weiner   See fewer
1
Alex Sharp
Preacher Preacher   See fewer
1
Michael Gaston
Mayor Fontaine Beckham Mayor Fontaine Beckham   See fewer
1
Zainab Jah
Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman   See fewer
1
Ben Dickey
Ian Brown Ian Brown   See fewer
1
David Morse
Dutch Henry Sherman Dutch Henry Sherman   See fewer
1
Tamberla Perry
Anna Douglass Anna Douglass   See fewer
1
1
1
Darren Goldstein
Hugh Forbes Hugh Forbes   See fewer
1
Derrick Baskin
Gus Shackleford Gus Shackleford   See fewer
1
Brooke Bloom
Doyle's Wife Doyle's Wife   See fewer
1
Jeremy Childs
Judge Fuggett Judge Fuggett   See fewer
1
Killer Mike
Clarence Clarence   See fewer
1
Lex King
Ottilie Assing Ottilie Assing   See fewer
1
Keith David
Herbert Herbert   See fewer
1
Kelley Davis
Miss Abby Miss Abby   See fewer
1
Austin Alexander
Train Passenger Train Passenger   See fewer
1
Gia Crovatin
Martha Martha   See fewer
1
1
Duke Davis Roberts
Frederick Brown Frederick Brown   See fewer
1
Victor Love
George Watson George Watson   See fewer
1
Molly Graves
Beth Turner Beth Turner   See fewer
1
Patricia French
Mrs. Huffmaster Mrs. Huffmaster   See fewer
1
1
Michael Harding
Captain William Shore Captain William Shore   See fewer
1
April Turner
Constance Watson Constance Watson   See fewer
1
1
Grainger Hines
Captain Henry Clay Pate Captain Henry Clay Pate   See fewer
1
Scott Wichmann
Ticket Attendant Ticket Attendant   See fewer
1
Matt Boliek
Slave Trader Slave Trader   See fewer
1
Joseph Carlson
Sergeant (Marine) Sergeant (Marine)   See fewer
1
Vince Eisenson
Deacon Lee Deacon Lee   See fewer
1
Charlie Sexton
Reverend Martin Reverend Martin   See fewer
1
Keith Flippen
Slave Master Slave Master   See fewer
1
Jasmine Shea
Temperance Lee Temperance Lee   See fewer
1
Seth Kemp
Soldier 1 Soldier 1   See fewer
1
J. Adami
Gardener Gardener   See fewer
1
1
Ritchie Montgomery
Alderman Alderman   See fewer
1
Ivan Mbakop
Matthew Matthew   See fewer
1
Mallie McCown
Ursuline Nun Ursuline Nun   See fewer
1
1
1
Brad Brinkley
Fergus Fergus   See fewer
1
1
Kelly Mizell
Hotel Manager Hotel Manager   See fewer
1
1
Ro Underwood
Mother Mother   See fewer
1
LB Brown
Calvin Calvin   See fewer
1
Joshua Sharper
Young Man Young Man   See fewer
1
Dillon Ahlf
Doyle Son #2 Doyle Son #2   See fewer
1
Phil Burke
Harry Redshirt Harry Redshirt   See fewer
1
1
Beatrice Bush
Older Black Woman Older Black Woman   See fewer
1
Eddie Waters
Parade Soldier Parade Soldier   See fewer
1
1
William Tokarsky
Crusty Patron Crusty Patron   See fewer
1
1
Kraig Dane
Eustis Bucks Eustis Bucks   See fewer
1
1
Tamara Hopkins
Rich White Woman Rich White Woman   See fewer
1
1
Michael Vitovich
Hangman Hangman   See fewer
1
Tom Thon
Ancient Man Ancient Man   See fewer
1
Brady Gentry
Jimmy Doyle Jimmy Doyle   See fewer
1
Ben Swilley
Ogdin Hayes Ogdin Hayes   See fewer
1
Russell Sams
Peabody Peabody   See fewer
1
Ryon Marshall
Town Crier Town Crier   See fewer
1
Kevin Murray
Ben Blossom Ben Blossom   See fewer
1
Gerry Rose
Pardee Pardee   See fewer
1
Myra Thibault
Hysterical Woman Hysterical Woman   See fewer
1
David Hammond
Townsman / Shooter (uncredited) Townsman / Shooter (uncredited)   See fewer
4
Floyd Henderson
Bounty Hunter / Militia / Soldier (uncredited) Bounty Hunter / Militia / Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
4
Jacob Brankley
Fireman Hostage / Redshirt (uncredited) Fireman Hostage / Redshirt (uncredited)   See fewer
3
Roger Tyler
Harpers Ferry Resident / John Brown's Soldier (uncredited) Harpers Ferry Resident / John Brown's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Ryan Hinson
Cavalry Rider / Red Shirt (uncredited) Cavalry Rider / Red Shirt (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Kaye Boone
New York Woman / Rochester Woman (uncredited) New York Woman / Rochester Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Johnny K
John Brown's Soldier / Mill Worker (uncredited) John Brown's Soldier / Mill Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Paul Wallis
Cowboy / Drunk / Townsperson (uncredited) Cowboy / Drunk / Townsperson (uncredited)   See fewer
2
John Dever
Old Man Hostage (uncredited) Old Man Hostage (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Ted Williams
Town Militia (uncredited) Town Militia (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Cindy Maples
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Jourin Hannah
Slave (uncredited) Slave (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Johnna Leary
Bathing Prostitute (uncredited) Bathing Prostitute (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Wendy Renee Cade
Prostitute (uncredited) Prostitute (uncredited)   See fewer
1
April Buckles
Rochester Woman (uncredited) Rochester Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Phil Notarange
Affluent Train Passenger (uncredited) Affluent Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Darcel Danielle
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Paul D'Elia
John Brown's Soldier (uncredited) John Brown's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Dexter Taylor
Church Member / Town Resident (uncredited) Church Member / Town Resident (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Rick Ford
Chatham Resident (uncredited) Chatham Resident (uncredited)   See fewer
1
William Flaman
Homesteader (uncredited) Homesteader (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Aaron Angus
John Brown's Soldier (uncredited) John Brown's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Kim Cheek
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Davie Lee Ryan
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
1
David Milks
Slave Trader (uncredited) Slave Trader (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Chuck Taber
John Brown's Soldier (uncredited) John Brown's Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
1
William Kaffenberger
Cowboy in Tavern / Pikesville Resident (uncredited) Cowboy in Tavern / Pikesville Resident (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Steve 'Stevieweevie' Jones
Canadian Free Slave (uncredited) Canadian Free Slave (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Beau Robbins
Federal soldier (uncredited) Federal soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Natalie Cassell
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Chris Moulthrop
Slave Hunter / Soldier (uncredited) Slave Hunter / Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Emily Gerber
Saloon Woman (uncredited) Saloon Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Didier Fleurisme
Union Soldier (uncredited) Union Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Mark G. Cooley
Father on Train (uncredited) Father on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Arykah Naomi DeVaughn
Rochester Girl (uncredited) Rochester Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
1
George Ludden
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
1
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