The 1619 Project is headed to Hulu!
According to a press statement from Hulu, The 1619 Project is now a six-part docu-series as an expansion of the ongoing initiative from The New York Times and Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.
The 1619 Project is a long-form journalism endeavor that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by “placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” According to Deadline, after its publication, Hannah-Jones said she was approached by several studios about turning it into either TV or film, but ended up signing a development deal with Lionsgate.
Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey; Nikole Hannah-Jones; Shoshana Guy; Roger Ross Williams; Kathleen Lingo and Caitlin Roper, this Lionsgate Production is in association with One Story Up Production, Harpo Films, and The New York Times. Episodes such as “Democracy,” “Race,” “Music” and others follow the same blueprint as the essays from The New York Times #1 bestselling book, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story.
The docu-series is set to premiere on January 26th with two episodes releasing weekly thereafter.
Watch the full trailer below: