Apple TV+ grabs 'The Large Cigar' present about Black Panther boss Huey Newton

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Apple TV+ has introduced that it has picked up a brand new six-episode TV collection that may inform the story of Black Panther chief Huey P. Newton and his escape to Cuba whereas being hunted by the FBI.

The brand new present, which does not but have its solid not to mention a launch date, will likely be written by Jim Hecht and “based mostly on the eponymous journal article from Joshuah Bearman,” Apple TV+ introduced.

Apple TV+ had the next to say concerning the new present in addition to a attainable lead actor.

Apple TV+ introduced at present “The Large Cigar,” a brand new six-episode restricted collection govt produced and written by Jim Hecht (“Profitable Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”), and govt produced and showrun by NAACP Picture Award winner Janine Sherman Barrois (“Claws,” “The Kings of Napa”), with Don Cheadle (“No Sudden Transfer,” “Black Monday,” “Home of Lies”) on board to direct and govt produce the primary two episodes, and based mostly on the eponymous journal article from Joshuah Bearman (“Argo”), who will even function govt producer. With André Holland (“The Eddy,” “Moonlight”) in discussions to star as Black Panther chief Huey P. Newton, “The Large Cigar” tells the extraordinary, hilarious, almost-too-good-to-be-true story of how Newton relied on his greatest pal, Bert Schneider, the Hollywood producer behind “Simple Rider,” to elude a nationwide manhunt and escape to Cuba whereas being pursued into exile by the FBI.

The story will embody how Newton escaped to Cuba because the FBI hunted him for homicide. He was helped by the Hollywood producer behind the notorious Simple Rider, Bert Schneider, in addition to quite a lot of celebrities.

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Whereas we nonetheless do not know all the particulars behind The Large Cigar we are able to make sure that this will likely be one other must-watch Apple TV+ present as soon as it lands on the streaming service. You will have to be a subscriber to observe, after all, whereas these paying for the Apple One subscription bundle will even be capable to watch.

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