Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'Between The World And Me' to Become an HBO Special

Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between The World And Me to Become an HBO Special

8/2/2020 3:46:00 PM

Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between The World And Me to Become an HBO Special

The film will feature segments from Coates's 2018 stage show, documentary footage, and readings from the Pulitzer-nominated book.

Between The World and Meis headed to HBO.Deadlinereports that Coates' autobiographical book—as well as the 2018 stage show it inspired—will be adapted into a TV special this fall.Created under specific COVID-19 guidelines, the special will combine aspects of the book's 2018 stage adaptation alongside book readings, documentary footage, and animation. It will executive-produced by Coates,

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This Is Usstar Susan Kelechi-Watson, and Oscar-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams, with Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes directing.“I’ve been working with Kamilah for almost as long as I’ve been a writer. I can think of no one better to put

Between The World and Meon screen and no better home for it than HBO,” Coates said in a statement, perDeadlineBetween the World and Meamazon.comSHOPBetween the World and Meis structured as a letter to Coates's teenage son, Samori Maceo-Paul Coates. It details the writer's childhood growing up in Baltimore and the constant threat of violence against the Black community in the United States. The book won the National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize.

"As people across our country continue to speak out about violent, systemic racism and the urgent need for tangible change, Ta-Nehisi’s words resonate as strongly today as they did five years ago," Forbes said in a statement, adding,"I’m excited to collaborate again with both Ta-Nehisi and HBO on this important special event, ensuring that the powerful voices in this work, and cry for justice from the Black community, continues to reach a broader audience."

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Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'Between The World And Me' to Become an HBO SpecialThe film will feature segments from Coates's 2018 stage show, documentary footage, and readings from the Pulitzer-nominated book.

Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'Between The World And Me' to Become an HBO SpecialThe film will feature segments from Coates's 2018 stage show, documentary footage, and readings from the Pulitzer-nominated book.

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