‘Them’s’ Little Marvin on the Freeing Experience of Placing Black Actors in Old Hollywood Settings

‘Them’s’ Little Marvin on the Freeing Experience of Placing Black Actors in Old Hollywood Settings
Little Marvin is living in a surreal moment. His Amazon Prime Video series, “Them,” has sparked all manner of conversation and is one of the most-watched series on the streaming service. “I’m still dealing with the fact that we have a show. I have yet to fully process the fact that our show has come out and that it’s being viewed around the world,” he told IndieWire.

The series, following a Black family in the 1950s who move into an all-white California suburb only to experience racism and supernatural events, was a passion project for Little Marvin. More importantly, it offered him the opportunity to examine the historical creation of Old Hollywood and transform it by adding in Black cast members.

“That was one of the most freeing and rewarding pieces of the entire journey. Getting a chance to not only pay homage to my favorite films of that era,
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