'Amend: The Fight for America': Live stream, release date, trailer and all you need to about Netflix's political docuseries
The series will talk about the 14th Amendment of the US constitution
There are a lot of political documentaries and docuseries on Netflix and every single one of them explores a section of the constitution that not a lot of people know about. The streaming platform is ready once again to up the game with the new docuseries titled ‘Amend: The Fight for America’, featuring Will Smith as the host and a plethora of other Hollywood stars as the main cast members.
The six-part series explores the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution, which, in 1968, promised liberty and equal protection for everyone residing in the nation.
The Fourteenth Amendment reads: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
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The Netflix docuseries would also feature the speeches and writings by some of the most influential figures of all time, including Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Ruth Bade Ginsburg, Frederick Douglas, and Andrew Johnson.
The six-hour docuseries exploring the Fourteenth Amendment will premiere exclusively on Netflix on February 17.
The series tells all the minor details of the fourteenth amendment of the US constitution and what kind of effect it has on the lives of the people.
The official synopsis reads: “The show explores the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution — which, in 1868, promised liberty and equal protection for all persons — as America’s most enduring hallmark of democracy. It also offers insights from an inclusive array of contemporary thought leaders and experts.”
Will Smith will be the host of the series. The cast also includes Mahershala Ali, Pedro Pascal and Yara Shahidi.
Will Smith (Host)
Probably one of the most-greatest actors of all time, Will Smith will be hosting the show based on the history of the US Constitution. Born on September 25, 1968, Smith has been a part of the industry since 1986, but gained prominence as an actor in 1990 with the television series ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’. The actor received a lot of praise for his acting and rapping skills on show, making him one of the brightest talents at the time.
In 1995, Smith appeared in the movie ‘Bad Boys’ alongside Martin Lawrence and cemented his place in the industry. His next two movies — ‘Independence Day’ and ‘Men in Black’ — turned out to be massive hits and made him one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood.
In 2002, Smith received his first Oscar nomination for portraying the character of the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali in the movie ‘Ali’. Meanwhile, his second Oscar nomination came in 2006 for the movie ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’.
Apart from two Oscar nominations, he has received 5 Golden Globes nominations and 8 Grammy nominations. He has 4 Grammys to his name. Talking about the upcoming docuseries, Smith noted the deeper understanding of the fourteenth amendment is “critical” for everyone.
Smith said, “Our hope with this series is to illuminate the beauty that is the promise of America and to share a message of connection and shared humanity so that we will be able to better understand and celebrate our different experiences as Americans and promote progress toward the true equality promised to all persons under the 14th amendment.”
Born in Oakland, California, Mahershala Ali followed the footsteps of his late father Phillip Gilmore and became an actor. He started his professional acting career with the TV series ‘Crossing Jordan’ in 2001. From 2001 to 2008, he was featured in many projects such as ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ‘The 4400’, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ and ‘Predators’.
Ali received universal acclaim for his portrayal of a drug dealer Juan in the movie ‘Moonlight’ and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the movie in 2016, becoming the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award. He received his second Oscar for his portrayal of Don Shirley in the movie ‘Green Book’.
Born in Chile, José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal is considered to be one of the most promising talents in Hollywood right now. He started his career by making guest appearances in various television shows but gained prominence for portraying Oberyn Martell on the fourth season of 'Game of Thrones'. In 2015, he enthralled the viewers with his impeccable acting in 'Narcos' and received universal acclaim.
Recently, he played the role of Maxwell Lord in Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman 1984' and garnered universal acclaim for his acting. 'The Great Wall', 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', 'The Equalizer 2', 'Triple Frontier', and 'We Can Be Heroes' are some of the other projects he has been a part of.
The 21-year-old actress is known for her role as the eldest daughter Zoey Johnson on the comedy-series ‘Black-ish’ and its spin-off series ‘Grown-ish’. Time Magazine also included her on 'The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016' list.
She is also famous for her activism and was first noticed by former first lady Michelle Obama, who wrote her a letter of recommendation to Harvard University.
Directed by Kenny Leon and Reinaldo Marcus Green, the show offers an insight into the fourteenth amendment of the US Constitution. The show is produced by Westbrook Studios, The Documentary Group, Wilmore Films, and MakeMake Entertainment. Will Smith, Larry Wilmore, Terence Carter, Jana Babatunde-Bey, Jamal Watson, Yellin, Imbriano, Jonna Mclaughlin, and Angus Wall will serve as executive producers.
Where to watch and how to live stream
The six-part docuseries will premiere exclusively on Netflix on February 17.
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