New American Son trailer & key art released for Netflix adaptation
Netflix has released the official American Son trailer starring Golden Globe nominee Kerry Washington. You can check out the trailer and a new featurette in the player below, as well as the new key art in the gallery (via Vital Thrills)!
The drama adaptation is based on the play by Christopher Demos-Brown and was directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon (Fences), who also helmed the Broadway play.
American Son tells the story of Kendra Ellis-Connor, played by Emmy-nominee Kerry Washington (Scandal), the mother of a missing teenage boy, as she struggles to put the pieces together in a South Florida police station. Washington will be reprising her role from 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 executive produce with Pilar Savone under Washington’s banner Simpson Street. Jeffrey Richards and Rebecca Gold also serve as executive producers.
The play wrapped up its run on Broadway back in January, with production on the film beginning the following month. American Son marked the Broadway debut of Demos-Brown, telling a gripping tale about who we are as a nation, and how we deal with family relationships, love, loss, and identity.
American Son will begin streaming on November 1.