“Lincoln’s Dilemma,” a new four-part documentary series from Apple TV+, is a new style at President Abraham Lincoln and the complicated route to abolishing slavery.
The series is a 21st-century assessment of a complicated 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.
The series will debut globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, February 18th, 2022.
The series, which is based on acclaimed historian David S. Reynolds’ award-winning book “Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times,” includes contributions from a wide range of journalists, educators, and Lincoln scholars, as well as rare archival materials, to provide a more nuanced look into the man known as the Great Emancipator.
Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, “Lincoln’s Dilemma” also provides a voice to enslaved people’s stories, forming a more full picture of an America divided over concerns such as economy, racism, and humanity, and highlighting Lincoln’s quest to defend the country at whatever cost.
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.