The Good Lord Bird (2020): S01E04 – Smells Like Bear


The Good Lord Bird is a 2020 American historical drama miniseries, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by James McBride.

Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this series based on the novel. “Onion” is a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown’s family of abolitionist soldiers and finds himself in the 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry.


John and Onion continue their fundraising mission, heading to Canada on foot. When Harriet Tubman endorses Brown in a room full of new recruits, Onion realises that he may be more invested in the cause and the “old man” than he thought.

The Good Lord Bird Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Good Lord Bird here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 25 October 2020.
  • Running Time: 46-57 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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