The adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me at HBO has added another 9 cast members. The first 9 were announced earlier this month. The special has now added Jharrel Jerome, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Janet Mock, Jason Moran, Wendell Pierce, Mj Rodriguez, Kendrick Sampson, Yara Shahidi and Michelle Wilson.
They join Angela Bassett, Alicia Garza, Joe Morton, Phylicia Rashad, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Courtney B. Vance, Pauletta Washington, Susan Kelechi Watson and Oprah Winfrey. Other cast members will be announced soon. Watson is also an executive producer.
Originally adapted and staged by the Apollo Theater in 2018, the special will “combine elements of that production, including powerful readings from Coates’ book, and will once again be directed by award-winning director and Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes. It will also incorporate documentary footage from the actors’ home life, archival footage, and animation.”
The special is currently in production under COVID-19 guidelines. It’ll debut thiss fall on HBO and will also be available to stream on HBO Max.