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Andre Holland Becomes Huey P. Newton In Apple TV+ Limited Series 'The Big Cigar'

Andre Holland is stepping into the shoes of Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton in the Apple TV+ limited series The Big Cigar.


Andre Holland - The Big Cigar

Holland leads a renowned ensemble cast including Alessandro Nivola, Tiffany Boone, PJ Byrne, Marc Menchaca, Moses Ingram, Rebecca Dalton, Olli Haaskivi, Jordane Christie and Glynn Turman.


Legendary award-winning actor and producer Don Cheadle serves as director and executive producer on the first two episodes.


The Big Cigar‘s showrunner is NAACP Image Award winner Janine Sherman Barrois (Claws, The Kings of Napa) and Winning Time‘s Jim Hecht penned the show’s first episode.


According to Apple TV+, the series is based on the magazine article by Joshuah Bearman (Argo), who will also serve as an executive producer. The Big Cigar is the incredible true story of the Hollywood revolution meeting social revolution: it’s a wild caper of Black Panther founder Huey Newton escaping from the FBI to Cuba with the assistance of famed producer Bert Schneider in an impossibly elaborate plan — involving a fake movie production — that goes wrong in every possible way. And somehow, it’s all true. Mostly.


The Big Cigar makes its global debut on May 17 with the first two episodes, followed by new episodes every Friday through June 14.


Photo Credit: Apple TV+

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