Apple TV Announced New “The Big Cigar” Black Panther Drama Series

On Thursday, April 7, Apple TV announced the new “The Big Cigar” black panther drama series, based on the eponymous magazine article from Joshuah Bearman.

“The new limited series tells the extraordinary, hilarious, almost-too-good-to-be-true story of how Newton relied on his best friend, Bert Schneider, the Hollywood producer behind “Easy Rider,” to elude a nationwide manhunt and escape to Cuba while being pursued into exile by the FBI,” Apple describes.

“The Big Cigar” starring Don Cheadle, Jim Hecht, and Joshuah Bearman alongside André Holland in discussions to star as Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton.

The first two episodes of the new series are written by Jim Hecht, directed by Don Cheadle, executive produced by Jim Hecht, Janine Sherman Barrois, Don Cheadle, Joshuah Bearman, Joshua Davis, and Arthur Spector, while Janine Sherman and Don Cheadle serve as showrunners.

However, the premiere date of the all-new “The Big Cigar” black panther six-episode limited drama series is currently unconfirmed.

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