Sterling K. Brown-Produced ‘Washington Black’ Series in Development at Hulu (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 9/11/2019 | Will Thorne
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Sterling K. Brown and his Indian Meadows Productions banner have found a potential home for their “Washington Black” series, based on Esi Edugyan’s award-winning novel.

Hulu has given a script commitment plus penalty to the Brown-produced limited series, meaning the Disney-owned platform will be forced to pay a penalty if the project doesn’t go to pilot.

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“Washington Black” tells the story of George Washington Black, an 11-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation who must flee in the company of his master’s eccentric inventor brother, Christopher Wilde, after a shocking death threatens to upend both of their lives.

The duo then embark on a globe-trotting adventure with the help of a strange flying machine. Their journey takes them through America, the cold Arctic seas, the gothic spires of old Europe, and the deserts of North Africa, all while staying one step ahead of a deadly bounty hunter.

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“Washington Black” hails from 20th Century Fox TV, which won an intense bidding war for the rights to the novel back in March.

The novel is being adapted for TV by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, with...
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