The first trailer was released on August 2, 2018, which would have been the 94th birthday of novelist James Baldwin.

This is the fourth film of 2018 to be shot in the Univisium 2.00:1 aspect ratio after Hereditary (2018), A Simple Favor (2018), and Green Book (2018).

Principal photography started on Monday 16th October 2017.

The film premiered at TIFF (Toronto international Film Festival) in Canada in September 2018. Toronto is also the hometown of the film's leading man Stephan James.