'Lincoln's Dilemma': 5 things you need to know about Apple TV+ special
Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, ‘Lincoln's Dilemma’ provides a voice to enslaved people's stories, forming a fuller picture of an America divided over concerns such as economy, racism, and humanism, and highlighting Lincoln's struggle to defend the country at whatever cost. It follows Abraham Lincoln's complicated quest to abolish slavery, with insights from journalists, educators and Lincoln historians, as well as rare archival resources.
When does 'Lincoln's Dilemma' release and where can you watch it?
On Friday, February 18, all four parts of 'Lincoln's Dilemma' will air internationally on Apple TV+.
What is 'Lincoln's Dilemma’ all about?
According to Apple TV+, 'Lincoln's Dilemma,' a four-part documentary series, is a new investigation of President Abraham Lincoln and the hard struggle to end slavery. The series is a 21st-century assessment of a man and the people and events that impacted his shifting perspective on slavery, narrated by Jeffrey Wright and featuring the voices of Bill Camp as Abraham Lincoln and Leslie Odom Jr as Frederick Douglass.
Based on acclaimed historian David S Reynolds’ award-winning book, 'Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times', the series features insights from a diverse range of journalists, educators, and Lincoln scholars, as well as rare archival materials, that offer a more nuanced look into the man dubbed the Great Emancipator.
Who stars in 'Lincoln's Dilemma'?
Jeffrey Wright is known for his Tony, Golden Globe, and Emmy-winning performance as Belize in 'Angels in America' on Broadway and in the HBO miniseries adaption.
Camp has performed in a number of television shows and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in the miniseries 'The Night Of' (2016).
For his performance in the 2016 Broadway version of 'The Crucible', he was nominated for a Tony Award.
Eden Productions and Kunhardt Films are producing 'Lincoln's Dilemma'. Peter Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt, George Kunhardt, Josh Tyrangiel, Richard Plepler, Jacqueline Olive, Barak Goodman, and Jelani Cobb serve as executive producers. The series is directed by Olive and Goodman.