Activist Angela Davis (center) and actors Mahershala Ali (left) and Tip “T.I.” Harris (right) have been added to the cast of HBO’s special “Between the World and Me.”
The special, being produced under strict COVID-19 guidelines, combines elements of documentary footage and readings from Ta-Nehisi Coates‘s New York Times best-selling book.
Coates’ novel, published in 2015, is written as a letter to his teenage son. The book recounts Coates’s experiences growing up in Baltimore’s inner city and his fear of daily violence against the Black community.
Other new cast members include Mimi Jones, Ledisi, Greg Alvarez Reid, Nate Smith and Olivia Washington, according to The Wrap.
The full cast includes Angela Bassett, Alicia Garza, Jharrel Jerome, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Ledisi, Janet Mock, Jason Moran, Joe Morton, Wendell Pierce, Phylicia Rashad, Mj Rodriguez, Kendrick Sampson, Yara Shahidi, Nate Smith, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Courtney B. Vance, Pauletta Washington, Susan Kelechi Watson, Michelle Wilson and Oprah Winfrey.
The special event is set to premiere on HBO on November 21, 2020 at 8 p.m. EST/PT.
Watch the HBO teaser below.