Disney's Onyx Collective has announced that Hulu's upcoming six-part limited docu-series The 1619 Project, an expansion of the 2019 project created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and the New York Times Magazine, will premiere January 26 with the first two episodes, followed by two additional episodes released each Thursday thereafter.
Hosted by Hannah-Jones, the series, in keeping with the original 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," Hulu noted. The episodes--"Democracy," "Race," "Music," "Capitalism," "Fear" and "Justice"--are adapted from essays in the book The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story and examine how the legacy of slavery shapes aspects of contemporary American life.
A Lionsgate Production in association with One Story Up Productions, Harpo Films and the New York Times, the series was executive produced by Hannah-Jones, director Roger Ross Williams, editor Caitlin Roper (an editor for The 1619 Project and Times exec producer for film and TV), Kathleen Lingo (Times editorial director for film and TV) and Oprah Winfrey. Shoshana Guy served as the showrunner.