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A young slave living in the Kansas territory in 1856, has a fateful run-in with abolitionist John Brown, who "frees" him, nicknames him "Onion" and welcomes him into his ragtag army. Series premiere.

Director:

Albert Hughes

Writers:

Mark Richard (created for television by), Ethan Hawke (created for television by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Hawke ... John Brown
Hubert Point-Du Jour ... Bob
Beau Knapp ... Owen Brown
Nick Eversman ... John Brown Jr.
Ellar Coltrane ... Salmon Brown
Jack Alcott ... Jason Brown
Mo Brings Plenty ... Ottawa Jones
Joshua Caleb Johnson ... Henry 'Onion' Shackleford
Wyatt Russell ... J.E.B. Stuart
Adam Shapiro ... Jew Weiner
Ben Dickey ... Ian Brown
David Morse ... Dutch Henry Sherman
Derrick Baskin ... Gus Shackleford
Brooke Bloom ... Doyle's Wife
Keith David ... Herbert
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Henry Shackleford, a young slave living in the Kansas territory in 1856, has a run-in with abolitionist John Brown, who mistakes him for a girl and promptly "frees" him. Believing Henry to be his good luck charm, Brown welcomes him into his ragtag army and nicknames him "Onion." Donning a dress for the first time while dodging bullets, Onion quickly awakens to the life or death stakes in the battle over human bondage and witnesses Brown's divinely inspired violent agenda: to free the land of slavery by any means necessary. Series premiere. Written by SHOWTIME

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

TV-MA
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Goofs

John Brown was hanged in an open field, not in the town. And there were no buildings in Charles Town, VA (at that time - WV now) that looked even remotely similar to the building depicted in the opening scenes. See more »

Quotes

John Brown: He doesn't have a pocket's worth of sense.
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Come On Children, Let's Sing
Written by Harold Eugene Smith
Performed by Mahalia Jackson
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Release Date:

4 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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