Revolutionary Escape: Huey P. Newton’s Intriguing Journey Unveiled in ‘The Big Cigar’ Trailer

Revolutionary Escape: Huey P. Newton's Intriguing Journey Unveiled in 'The Big Cigar' Trailer

In a riveting unveiling, Apple TV+ has released the trailer for “The Big Cigar,” a six-part limited series delving into the remarkable escape of Black Panther Party founder, Huey P. Newton. André Holland takes on the role of the revolutionary activist, portraying the daring escape from the FBI in 1974.

The series, based on Joshuah Bearman’s article, promises a unique twist by infusing the energy of a heist into Newton’s escape to Cuba. Alongside Holland, Alessandro Nivola stars as producer Bert Schneider, aiding Newton in evading a murder charge. The star-studded cast includes Tiffany Boone, PJ Byrne, Marc Menchaca, Moses Ingram, and more, adding depth to this enthralling narrative.

Janine Sherman Barrois, known for her work on “Claws” and “Self-Made,” leads as the showrunner, bringing Warner Bros. Television’s “The Big Cigar” to life. With the first two episodes set to premiere on May 17, followed by weekly releases, this series promises to captivate audiences with its blend of history, intrigue, and a touch of Hollywood flair. Don’t miss out on this gripping portrayal of Huey P. Newton’s escape, a story that transcends mere biography to deliver a thrilling narrative of courage and defiance.


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