New American mini-series The Good Lord Bird is coming to Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.

Ethan Hawke, Daveed Diggs and Joshua Caleb Johnson star in a humorous, dramatic and historical tapestry of Antebellum America based on the award-winning novel by author James McBride.

Told from the point of view of Onion, a newly freed teenager who joins abolitionist John Brown on a holy crusade to end slavery and finds himself part of the famous 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry. An adventure equal parts absurd and tragic, this limited event series spotlights the ever-changing racial, religious and gender roles that make up the American identity.