NEW YORK — Hulu will create a documentary series based on” The 1619 Job,” tales from the New York Times which analyzed the heritage of slavery in America dating from the introduction of the first slave ship from Africa.
The statement was an outgrowth of a deal announced last summer from the Times, Lionsgate and Oprah Winfrey to create”The 1619 Job” to a portfolio of movies, television series and additional articles. They’ll also be manufacturers, together with Williams’ company associate, Geoff Martz.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper collection, from author Nikole Hannah-Jones, started appearing about the 400th anniversary of boat’s coming from the then-British colony of Virginia.
“`The 1619 Project’ is also a vital reframing of American history” Williams stated. “Our most cherished beliefs and accomplishments can’t be understood without recognizing both systemic racism as well as also the contributions of Black Americans. And this is not only about the last — Black men and women continue fighting against the heritage of the racism and its present incarnation.”
The streaming service offered no sign of if the documentary series will soon look.