Samuel L. Jackson To Host Unwater Series Uncovring The “Horrors Of Slavery”
Samuel L. Jackson has reportedly signed onto an upcoming, Canadian docu-series that will discuss slavery in a new and intriguing way. Jackson is reportedly set to host, Enslaved, an underwater series that seeks to explore the “horrors of slavery as revealed through underwater archaeology,” Deadline reports.
Enslaved will be a six-part documentary series that focuses on findings in the Middle Passage, which is the path that slave traders used to transport enslaved African people across the Atlantic Ocean to America. Jackson, who is a licensed diver, will reportedly go underwater in search of finding sunken slave ships.
“For me, this is much more than a TV series” Jackson, who’s ancestors came from Gabon in West Africa, said. “For me, Enslaved is an attempt to give a voice to the millions whose voices were silenced.”
British international TV company, Fremantle will oversee the series. Jackson will also serve as an executive producer alongside his wife, LaTanya Jackson and others.
“Fremantle has been working with the best international producers to curate the highest quality factual programming, and Enslaved is a remarkable addition to our non-scripted slate,” Jens Richter, CEO of Fremantle’s international division, said. “Hosted by the inimitable Samuel L. Jackson, this transformative, moving series exposes the shocking realities of slavery, retracing the traumatic journey they endured which began 400 years ago.”
Enslaved does not have a premiere date at this time.