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Netflix Set To Adapt Broadway Hit ‘American Son’ With Kerry Washington Reprising Role

Published Wed Jan 23 2019 By Jessica
Netflix Set To Adapt Broadway Hit ‘American Son’ With Kerry Washington Reprising Role

Netflix sets to adapt The Broadway play, 'American Son' with Kerry Washington reprising the role.

Netflix is set to adapt Broadway hit play American Son that will be directed by Tony Awards winner for A Raisin in the Sun(2014), Kenny Leon and produced by Jeffrey Richards and Rebecca Gold.

The news announced by Netflix will star Kerry Washington who will be reprising her role.


Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, and Jeremy Jordan playing their acts

SOURCE: Play Bill

Apart from Leon and Richards, Kerry and her EVP Development, as well as her production partner Pilar Savone, will also be producing the Broadway play.

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Kerry herself made the announcement on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

As a matter of fact, actors Steven PasqualeEugene Lee and Jeremy Jordan will return and reprise their roles too in the upcoming Netflix production.

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The storyline of American Son follows the storyline of interracial parents who unite and works together with Florida police station in order to find their missing teenage son.

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Speaking on the theme of American Son, Netflix VP, Cindy Holland said,

"American Son powerfully explores themes of family, love and identity"

Holland further added her excitement to be working on the show with its respective casts:

"We are honored to work with Kerry Washington, Kenny Leon, Christopher Demos-Brown and the entire cast to bring this story from the Broadway stage to our members around the world"

The production is all set to kick from February in New York City.