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The Big Cigar: Plot, Cast and Everything You Need to Know

The Big Cigar

Apple TV+ has a splendid line-up of series for the viewers and another one added to the list is The Big Cigar. This upcoming mini-series has some of the most talented directors and executive producers behind the scenes inluding Don Cheadle, Damon Thomas, Tiffany Johnson, Jim Hecht, Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis.

We won’t leave it up to you to figure out the several missing pieces of The Big Cigar, which is right around the corner. So, as you binge other content on Apple TV+ like Palm Royale or The Reluctant Traveler Season 2, we will tell you everything you need to know about The Big Cigar, from the plot to the cast and more.

What is the Plot of The Big Cigar?

The Big Cigar tells the story of Huey P. Newton, who was born in 1942, and later assassinated in 1989. Newton was an African-American political activist who founded the Black Panther Party.

What is the Plot of The Big Cigar?
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The Smithsonian Magazine labeled Newton, “The Misunderstood Visionary.” The Big Cigar however is set on the manhunt for Newton, who took the help of Bert Schneider, popular film and TV producer, in his attempt to escape Cuba.

The Cast of The Big Cigar

One of the most attractive qualities of The Big Cigar is the cast. There are the main characters, followed by the recurring ones, and finally some guest characters. However, the lead, aka Huey P. Newton will be played by André Holland, who is best known for his work in projects like Moonlight, The Knick, and High Flying Bird. Joining him is Tiffany Boone as Gwen Fontaine, and Alessandro Nivola as Bert Schneider.

The Cast of The Big Cigar
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Several other actors and actresses are a part of The Big Cigar including Marc Menchaca, P. J. Byrne, Jordane Christie, Moses Ingram, Olli Haaskivi, Glynn Turman, and many more. These appear to be only the tip of the iceberg as this miniseries has several other appearances scattered throughout.

When and Where Can You Watch The Big Cigar?

The release date for The Big Cigar isn’t too far away for all those curious about the story of Huey P. Newton. The upcoming miniseries will be available to stream on Apple TV+ from May 17, 2024. There will be a total of 6 episodes, with a 2 episode premiere, after which viewers can watch the episodes weekly. The first episode of The Big Cigar is set to be titled, “Panther/Producer.”

When and Where Can You Watch The Big Cigar?
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Conclusion

The Big Cigar is a biographical drama thriller series you wouldn’t want to miss out on, however, if you are still confused on whether you want to stream it or skip it, do check out the review on the same following the release.

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