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Showtime’s Limited Series ‘The Good Lord Bird’ Wins Peabody Award

Showtime’s Limited Series ‘The Good Lord Bird’ Wins Peabody Award

Exclusive: The Good Lord Bird, the Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke in the adaptation of James McBride’s book about enigmatic abolitionist John Brown, will be awarded a Peabody on Tuesday, Deadline has learned.

Chris Rock presented the award to Hawke, who also co-wrote and produced the seven-part series, in a video as part of the Peabodys’ virtual awards ceremonies rolling out this week honoring a total of 30 winners. The win in the Entertainment category will be made official later today.

Watch Rock and Hawke’s video above.

The miniseries, which debuted in October 2020 on the premium cabler, mixed fiction, history and satire to tell the story of the famed failed Harper’s Ferry raid leader Brown (played by Hawke) from the perspective of a 14-year-old freed slave (Joshua Caleb Johnson), who is mistaken for a girl and taken in as aide-de-camp to Brown and his militia. This came during the Bleeding Kansas era,

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