Broadway’s American Son, With Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale, to Be Adapted for Netflix

Film & TV News   Broadway’s American Son, With Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale, to Be Adapted for Netflix
 
Washington and Pasquale—as well as Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee—will reprise their performances for the streaming platform.
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Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, and Jeremy Jordan Peter Cunningham

The Broadway premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown’s American Son concludes its limited run at the Booth Theatre January 27, but those who did not have a chance to catch the contemporary drama onstage will soon have the opportunity to do so on the small screen.

Kerry Washington, who stars as Kendra in the Kenny Leon-helmed production, announced on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon January 21 that Netflix will adapt the play into a stage presentation-movie hybrid, to be filmed in February.

Washington and her three co-stars will reprise their performances for the project; joining her onstage are Steven Pasquale, Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan, and Eugene Lee. Leon will also return to direct; he also joins the producing team with Jeffrey Richards, Rebecca Gold, and Washington’s Simpson Street.

Read: KERRY WASHINGTON AND KENNY LEON ON THEIR INTIMATE COLLABORATION FOR BROADWAY'S AMERICAN SON

The play, which opened in November 2018, is set in the middle of the night at a Miami police station and unfolds in real time as a separated, interracial couple reunites in search for answers about their missing teenage son.
Netflix has collaborated with the Main Stem to develop original programming more and more in recent years; past titles include Oh, Hello and Springsteen on Broadway.

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