Hulu’s upcoming six-part limited docuseries The 1619 Project will launch January 26th, Disney’s Onyx Collective. The series is an expansion of the project of the same name from journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine.
Originally launched in August 2019 with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, including essays and creative works by journalists, historians, and artists. The project illuminates the legacy of slavery in the contemporary United States and highlights the contributions of Black Americans to every aspect of American society. In the years since its launch, The 1619 Project and the conversations it has sparked have expanded through new resources, including a podcast, a book-length anthology, and a children’s book.
As seen in the trailer above, hosted by Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project seeks to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative. The episodes — “Democracy,” “Race,” “Music,” “Capitalism,” “Fear” and “Justice” — are adapted from essays of Hannah-Jones The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story and examine how the legacy of slavery shapes different aspects of contemporary American life.
1619 is a Lionsgate Production in association with One Story Up Productions, Harpo Films and The New York Times. It was executive produced by Hannah-Jones, director Roger Ross Williams, editor Caitlin Roper, Kathleen Lingo, The New York Times’ editorial director for film and television and Oprah Winfrey. Shoshana Guy served as the showrunner.
The 1619 Project will stream exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories. The series will debut with the first two episodes, with two additional episodes released every Thursday.