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This historical miniseries chronicles the legend of abolitionist John Brown, who in 1859 tries to incite a slave revolt at Harpers Ferry -- an ill-fated event that ultimately leads to the outbreak of the Civil War.
Summary of Season 1 (2020) - 2 discs
Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this Limited Event Series based on the award-winning novel. The story is told from the point of view of "Onion," a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's motley family of abolitionist soldiers battling slavery in Kansas, and eventually finds himself in the famous 1859 Army depot raid at Harpers Ferry, an inciting incident of the Civil War.