Genre: Drama Mini-Series War
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Joshua Caleb Johnson, Daveed Diggs
Series Plot: Onion, a newly freed teenager in Antebellum America, joins abolitionist John Brown on a holy crusade to end slavery, eventually finding himself part of the famous 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry.
Title: A Wicked Plot
Episode plot: Separated from Brown’s army, Onion and fellow slave Bob leave the fight in Kansas only to cross paths with pro-slavery “red shirts” who escort them to the slave-trading town of Pikesville, Missouri. Onion is taken under the wing of Pie, a mixed-race prostitute working out of the local hotel, who instructs him in the ways of the world despite her discovering his dangerous secret. Onion soon finds himself enmeshed in a mounting slave insurrection where he learns the consequences of his own actions.