Set to premiere in the U.S. on March 1 at 8:00 p.m. EST on Centric, Behind the Curtain: Eclipsed is a multi-part documentary series painting the ascent and realization of Eclipsed—written by Zimbabwean-American playwright and actress, Danai Gurira and directed by South Africa’s Liesl Tommy; which starred Lupita Nyong’o, Akusua Bosia, Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh and Pascale Armand.

Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Akusua Bosia, Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh, Pascale Armand, Eclipsed, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Danai Gurira, left, with two of the women in her show Eclipsed star Lupita Nyong’o (center) and director Liesl Tommy (right.) By Jesse Dittmar/Redux.

Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Akusua Bosia, Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh, Pascale Armand, Eclipsed, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Annabel Mehran for Net-a-Porter

Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Akusua Bosia, Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh, Pascale Armand, Eclipsed, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Akusua Bosia, Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh, Pascale Armand, Eclipsed, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN



Centric is an American lifestyle cable television channel geared towards African-American women. A BET channel, it originally launched as BET on Jazz, showcasing jazz music-related programming, especially that of black jazz musicians. Centric is on DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable and many other digital cable providers as part of the MTV Digital Suite.

As of February 2015, approximately 51,829,000 American households (44.5% of households with television) receive Centric. (Wikipedia).


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