If you’re a documentary fan, you’ll be happy to know a new one has been added to Hulu‘s catalog. New docuseries, The 1619 Project, premiered with the first two episodes on Jan. 26, 2023.
The limited six-parter will continue to release two episodes each week on Thursdays until the final episode streams Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. The episodes are called “Democracy,” “Race,” “Music,” “Capitalism,” “Fear” and “Justice.”
Nikole Hannah-Jones leads viewers onscreen as host of the series, with Shoshana Guy taking the lead behind the scenes as showrunner. She also executive produces alongside Roger Ross Williams, Caitlin Roper, Kathleen Lingo, and Oprah Winfrey.
The series is produced by Lionsgate, One Story Up, Harpo Films, and The New York Times. So what can you expect to see in the docuseries? We’ve got the answer for you below!
What is The 1619 Project about on Hulu?
The 1619 Project is based on the ongoing journalism initiative of the same name created by The New York Times Magazine in August 2019. Bringing to attention the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in America, the project, lead by Hannah-Jones who is an investigative journalist, “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center o four national narrative,” according to the project’s website.
The Hulu docuseries is meant to be an expansion of the the written work, and has the same goal in mind – highlight those consequences, give attention to the contributions of Black Americans, and examine how “the legacy of slavery” effects different aspects of U.S. life currently. Each episode is an adaptation from one of the essays published from The New York Times’ “The 1916 Project: A New Origin Story.”
What do you think about the upcoming docuseries? Will you be watching it each week? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
The 1619 Project premieres new episodes Thursdays on Hulu.