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The Big Cigar Trailer and Key Art Revealed by Apple TV+

Today, Apple TV+ revealed the trailer and key art for The Big Cigar, the upcoming limited series led by André Holland, who stars alongside Alessandro Nivola, Tiffany Boone, P. J. Byrne, Marc Menchaca, Moses Ingram, Rebecca Dalton, Olli Haaskivi, Jordane Christie, and Glynn Turman.

The first two episodes of The Big Cigar will make their global debut on May 17. They will be followed by new episodes every Friday through June 14.

Big Cigar Trailer and Key Art Revealed by Apple TV+

Based on the magazine article by Joshuah Bearman (Argo), who also serves as executive producer, The Big Cigar tells the incredible true story of the Hollywood revolution and the 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.

Award-winning actor, producer, and director Don Cheadle serves as director and executive producer on the first two episodes.

NAACP Image Award winner Janine Sherman Barrois (Claws, Self Made) is the showrunner of The Big Cigar. Executive producer Jim Hecht (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty) 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 (Little America) through their production company Epic.

The Big Cigar Key Art