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Apple TV+ has debuted the trailer for “The Big Cigar”. This is a new limited series starring André Holland as Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton. It tells the incredible true story of Newton’s escape to Cuba as he was wanted by law enforcement. The series is executive produced by NAACP Image Award winner Janine Sherman Barrois, Jim Hecht, and Joshuah Bearman. The first two episode were directed and executive produced by muti-award winner Don Cheadle.

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Here is more information about “The Big Cigar” provided by Apple TV+:

Based on the magazine article of the same name by Joshuah Bearman (“Argo”), who also serves as executive producer, “The Big Cigar” tells the incredible true story of Hollywood revolution meeting social revolution. It’s a wild caper about Black Panther founder Huey P. 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 every way it possibly can.

Alongside Holland, “The Big Cigar” stars Alessandro Nivola, Tiffany Boone, PJ Byrne, Marc Menchaca, Moses Ingram, Rebecca Dalton, Olli Haaskivi, Jordane Christie, and Glynn Turman.

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Barrois is also the showrunner of “The Big Cigar.” Executive Producer Hecht penned the show’s first episode. The series hails from Warner Bros. Television, where Sherman Barrois and her Folding Chair Productions are under an overall deal. Sherman Barrois and Hecht are executive producing alongside Bearman, Joshua Davis and Arthur Spector through their production company Epic.

Apple TV+’s “The Big Cigar” will premiere on May 17 with the first two episodes, followed by new episodes through June 14.