“Kwame Kwei-Armah To Adapt Haitian Revolution Story For TV With Foz Allan’s Bryncoed”

Kwame Kwei-Armah To Adapt Haitian Revolution Story For TV With Foz Allan’s Bryncoed” by Peter White – Nov. 25, 2018 (Deadline)

EXCLUSIVEKwame Kwei-Armah, the artistic director of London’s Young Vic, is to adapt the story of the Haitian Revolution after Bryncoed Productions optioned C L R James’ The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution.”

Kwei-Armah, a playwright, director and actor, who has appeared in shows such as BBC’s Casualty and Skins and voiced Mtambo in The Lorax, is to adapt the book into a ten-part television series.

The book, which was written in 1938 by the Afro-Trinidadian historian, charts the history of the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804. The series will start with the first slave revolt of 1791 and end with the Haitian declaration of independence in 1804, will explore the nature of leadership, its compromises, its glories and the range of personal cost it claims”