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The Big Cigar Episode 5 Preview, Release Date And More

The Big Cigar Episode 5 Preview

The Big Cigar has been enjoying much love it’s getting from viewers. This miniseries deals with some interesting genres like thriller and biographical drama and chronicles true events. It started in mid-May and has since emerged as a success with four episodes doing well.

The Big Cigar Episode 5 is the next episode and viewers are really amped to find out the fate of an important figure in the history of America. So read on to learn what will happen in this episode and when it will hit the streamer.

The Big Cigar Episode 5 Preview
Credits: Apple TV+

What Is The Big Cigar All About?

The Big Cigar is adapted from a namesake article that was written in Playboy magazine in 2012; Joshuah Bearman was the writer. It is about Huey P. Newton (played by André Holland) who was one of the founders of the Black Panther Party.

In 1974, he planned to leave for Cuba after the FBI started hunting him for several charges. He plans with his producer friend Bert Schneider (played by Alessandro Nivola) and creates a fake movie titled The Big Cigar for which they have to go to Cuba to shoot.

Jim Hecht developed the show while Tiffany Johnson, Don Cheadle, and Damon Thomas are the directors. The executive producers include Hecht, Janine Sherman Barrois, Ben Rosenblatt, Laurence Andries, Gwendolyn M. Parker, Valerie Woods, Joshua Davis, Cheadle and Arthur Spector. The Big Cigar premiered on May 17th, 2024.

What Happened In The Previous Episode?

The Big Cigar Episode 4 is named What Are Friends For? and it was released on May 31st, 2024. Damon Thomas has helmed this episode while the script was written by Jim Hecht and Janine Sherman Barrois. Sydney Clark (played by Marc Menchaca) who is the FBI agent and is after Huey also uses surveillance to get his location. This constant pursuit creates tension in the episode which makes it engaging.

What Happened In The Previous Episode?

Meanwhile, we also see Bobby Seale (played by Jordane Christie), who co-founded BPP with Huey have issues with Huey. The two are drifting apart due to their differences and approach. We also see how Bert Schneider (Alessandro Nivola) continues to handle the finances and makes sure Huey leaves for Cuba. He continues to talk to people in Hollywood about it. We witness people getting close and drifting apart from Huey in equal measure since he is desperate.

What To Expect From The Big Cigar Episode 5?

The Big Cigar Episode 5 is called Lost Paradise and it’s directed by Tiffany Johnson while Ameer Hasan, Laurence Andries, and Valerie Woods are the writers. The episode will feature Huey moving an inch closer to finally moving to Cuba in the name of film shooting. This whiff reaches Sydney Clark. He has been tailing Huey; Clark contacts the government in Mexico. He then tries to convince them to help him by putting some pressure through various tactics.

The Big Cigar Episode 5 will also have something tragic happening to Huey’s friend Bert Schneider. But the road is not easy. Those who have read the article and or how this story unfolds might know what will happen. Suffice it to say it doesn’t end on a nice note for anyone. We can expect Huey to continue his efforts to escape the law as the FBI tries to corner him.

Meanwhile, his relationship with his friends with whom he founded the Black Panther Party will also suffer. Eventually, the party will also be dismantled since the establishment has been against it which is also the backdrop of the main storyline that we will see next.

Do We Have A Release Date?

The Big Cigar Episode 5 will be released on Friday, June 7th, 2024 on Apple TV+. The penultimate episode’s duration will be 40 minutes long. The sixth and final episode will drop on June 14th, 2024.

Do We Have A Release Date?
Credit: Apple TV+


The Big Cigar is a very interesting show as it shows a lesser talked about chapter of American history. This story is really fascinating and it always deserves an adaptation. The Big Cigar Episode 5 will be taking us closer into the journey of Huey and how he ends up in Cuba to save himself.

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