Hollywood’s Take on Huey P. Newton: Stream “The Big Cigar” on Apple TV+ Friday 17 May, 2024

Apple TV+ Premieres “The Big Cigar” Limited Series starring André Holland

The Big Cigar” is a riveting retelling of Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton’s daring escape to Cuba. André Holland portrays Newton as he flees the FBI to Cuba with the help of unlikely Hollywood allies. The wild caper centers around a fake movie production gone hilariously wrong!


The Big Cigaris a Hollywood portrayal of the iconic Black Panther Party leader, Huey P. Newton. While we’re familiar with his militant strategies and role in protecting and guiding the black community during a tumultuous period in America, the series sheds light on Hollywood’s significant involvement in his protection. Uncover the 70s vibe, energy, and even some humor in this show, which surprisingly reveals Hollywood’s support for Newton’s quest for African American freedom and rights. Despite Newton’s reluctance for his story to be shared by Hollywood, this series tastefully explores the lesser-known aspects of his life and the Black Panther Party, honoring his legacy without exploitation. It’s a captivating watch, offering insights into the intriguing journey of “The Big Cigar” project.

Legendary actor, producer, and director Don Cheadle directs and executive produces the first two episodes with new episodes available to stream every Friday until June 14. André Holland (Oscar-winning Best Picture Moonlight, Wrinkle in Time, and Selma), leads a renowned ensemble cast that includes Alessandro Nivola, Tiffany Boone, P. J. Byrne, Marc Menchaca, Moses Ingram, Rebecca Dalton, Olli Haaskivi, Jordane Christie, and Glynn Turman.

Subscribe to Apple TV+ and stream The Big Cigar series today!

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