Hulu to Stream Docuseries ‘The 1619 Project’ Jan. 26
December 21, 2022
Disney’s Onyx Collective has announced a Jan. 26 premiere date for Hulu’s upcoming six-part limited docuseries “The 1619 Project,” an expansion of “The 1619 Project” created by controversial Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine.
The limited series will debut with the first two episodes, with two additional episodes released every Thursday.
The series will stream exclusively on Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in all other territories.
In keeping with the contentious original project, the series seeks 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. The episodes — “Democracy,” “Race,” “Music,” “Capitalism,” “Fear” and “Justice” — are adapted from essays from The New York Times No. 1 best-selling The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story and examine how the legacy of slavery shapes different aspects of contemporary American life.
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The series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, is a Lionsgate Production in association with One Story Up Productions, Harpo Films and The New York Times. It was executive produced by Nikole Hannah-Jones; Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams; Caitlin Roper, an editor of “The 1619 Project” and The New York Times’ executive producer for film and television; Kathleen Lingo, The New York Times’ editorial director for film and television; and Oprah Winfrey. Peabody Award-winning executive producer Shoshana Guy served as the showrunner.