New American Son Trailer and Leading Art for Netflix Adaptation Released
Netflix has released the official American Son trailer starring Golden Globe nominee Kerry Washington. You can check out the trailer and a new feature in the player below, as well as the new main art in the gallery (via Vital emotions)!
The dramatic adaptation is based on Christopher Demos-Brown's play and was directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon (Fences), who also directed the Broadway play.
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American son tells the story of Kendra Ellis-Connor, played by Emmy nominee Kerry Washington (Scandal), the mother of a missing teenager, as she struggles to put the pieces together at a South Florida police station. Washington will reprise her role in the play, as will Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me, Divorce), Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl, Newsies) and Eugene Lee (Gem of the Ocean, Thunder Road).
In addition to starring, Washington will produce executive with Pilar Savone under the banner of Washington Simpson Street. Jeffrey Richards and Rebecca Gold also serve as executive producers.
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The play ended its Broadway screening in January, with film production beginning the following month. American Son marked Demos-Brown's Broadway debut, telling an exciting story about who we are as a nation and how we deal with family relationships, love, loss, and identity.
American Son will begin airing on November 1st.
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