Black Cake is the deliciously dark murder mystery coming from the writers of The Handmaid’s Tale

Plus it’s produced by none other than Oprah Winfrey.

9/25/2021 12:02:00 PM

Oprah is producing this darkly delicious murder mystery for Hulu:

Plus it’s produced by none other than Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films will produce Black CakeHere’s everything we know about the series so far.What is the plot of Black Cake?As the novel’s synopsis explains: “In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a traditional Caribbean black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording.

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In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking journey Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child, challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their family, and themselves.”

“Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor’s true history, and fulfill her final request to “share the black cake when the time is right?” Will their mother’s revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever?”

Anyone else already gettingmixed with Daphne DuMaurier’sRebeccavibes?Black Cake will be penned by the Emmy-nominated writer of Hulu's mega hit The Handmaid's TaleYou may also likeSee How They Run: Saoirse Ronan’s new murder mystery promises to take us on a wild ride

The book – and its series adaptation – are named after a dish that signifies the marriage of cultures at the heart of the story. Black cake evolved from the British plum pudding that colonizers brought to the West Indies, a recipe that was then modified by islanders to incorporate their local ingredients.

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