Malcom Gladwell’s latest book tells the story of a squad of US Air Force pilots who idealistically wanted to reinvent war with pinpoint bombing
Malcom Gladwell says that The Bomber Mafia is stylistically a departure for him as a writer, as he has never told a story before that was just a narrative without social science. But there is a common thread in Gladwell’s books, namely his fascination with the way the human psyche deals with conflict; and this book has that in spades. The Bomber Mafia is following the competition between the two men in “one of the grandest and most momentous periods of World War II,” says Gladwell, hoping the book will invite people to look at how society works along the lines of Dividing Lines now.
Blind spotting was one of the celebrated premieres Coming out of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Featuring the Hamilton Star Daveed Diggs In the lead role, the film dealt with some serious issues, including systemic racism and police brutality, but with sharp satirical humor and hip-hop musical sequences. The film had a style all of its own, and now a Blindspotting TV series will continue in the same way, but now the main character will be one of the supporting cast of the original film.
Check out the Blindspotting TV series trailer below for an accurate look.
Blindspotting TV series trailer
The theatrical version of Blindspotting followed Collin Hoskins (Daveed Diggs) as he tried to get through his last three days of parole without getting into trouble. He’s hoping for a fresh start, but his troubled best friend Miles (Rafael couple) doesn’t make it easy. However, the real test for Hoskins comes when he witnesses a police shot that tests his sanity and patience as the neighborhood around him gets better every day.
The Blindspotting TV series acts as a spin-off focused on Miles’ girlfriend Ashley (Jasmine Cephas-Jones(Repetition of her role from the film). When Miles is suddenly arrested on New Year’s Eve, she and her son have to move in with Miles’ mother Rainey (Helen Hunt) and his half-sister Trish (Jaylen Barron). Combine that with a job that gets her nowhere and a society that marginalizes her, and Ashley has a lot on her plate.
As you can see in the trailer above, the show features many of the same flourishes that made the movie stand out. Characters speak to the camera, and hip-hop musical sequences add moments of electricity and liveliness, almost like a musical version of Do the Right Thing. And the serious thematic elements are still there too. As Daveed Diggs said, the series is about “how a broken prison system affects us all, and like in the film, we use comedy to talk about very real systemic effects in the country with the largest prison population in the world. ”
Although Diggs is nowhere to be seen in the trailer, he is a writer on the series, and there’s a chance he’ll show up at some point. He is also executive producer at Rafael Casal, who not only starred in the series, but also directed at least one of the episodes. Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder will also produce the series in addition to Executive Emily Gerson Saines, Ken Lee, and Tim Palen.
The Blindspotting TV series comes from Starz June 13, 2021.