The adaptation is based on The Apollo staging of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ work, who also performs in the special.
— Dan Meyer, Playbill
Tony winners Phylicia Rashad, Courtney B. Vance, and Oprah Winfrey, Oscar and Emmy nominee Angela Bassett, and more star in HBO’s adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me November 21 at 8 PM ET on HBO, with the special also available to stream on HBO Max.
The lineup also includes Coates himself, Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, activist Angela Davis, Emmy winners Jharrel Jerome and Joe Morton, and Pose star Mj Rodriguez and director-executive producer Janet Mock. Rounding out the cast are Wendell Pierce, Alicia Garza, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Jason Moran, Kendrick Sampson, Yara Shahidi, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Pauletta Washington, Susan Kelechi Watson, Michelle Wilson, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Mimi Jones, Ledisi, Greg Alverez Reid, Nate Smith, and Olivia Washington.