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Hulu takes US streaming rights to Book of Negroes

Hulu has taken exclusive US rights to Canadian miniseries The Book of Negroes. The deal means the six-part series, which comes from author Lawrence Hill and follows a slave who survives against the odds during the American Revolution and around the world. The series took huge ratings on BET in the US on cable and […]

CBC, BET adapting African slave novel

Canadian pubcaster CBC and Viacom’s US cable channel BET are to broadcast a miniseries adapted from Lawrence Hill’s controversial novel The Book of Negroes. Conquering Lion Pictures, Out Of Africa Entertainment and indie studio Entertainment One are adapting the book, with production beginning in South Africa in the autumn. Clement Virgo (The Wire) is attached […]