The 1619 Project is a long-from journalism initiative by The New York Times. Now, this project will be a docuseries for Hulu. The streaming platform released the first trailer for this new series on January 4. The docuseries will focus on the slavery in history and how it is still a social issue in American life. The 1619 Project is set to release on January 26, 2023. The series will be available on Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.
The 1619 Project will consist of a total of six episodes. A docuseries created by the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine. According to Hulu’s Youtube channel “The series 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 series will debut with two episodes streaming only on Hulu, later two additional episodes will be released every Thursday. The episodes titled “Democracy”, “Race”, “Music”, “Capitalism”, “Fear and Justice” are adapted from essays from The New York Times best-selling “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story”.
The series will be hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, produced by Lionsgate associated with One Story Up Productions, Harpo Films and The New York Times. The 1619 Project’s executive producers are Nikole Hannah-Jones, director Roger Ross Williams, Caitlin Roper, and Kathleen Lingo who is The New York Times’s executive producer for film television.
This project was a 2019 issue of the New York Times Magazine with a total of 10 written essays. The project’s aim is to place Black Americans as the center of US history who over the years have had to deal with slavery. There is also a curriculum, podcast and 2021 essay anthology with the name of “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story”.