MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell is on the air to discuss her new HBO series “The Great Immigration,” about the book “The Death and Life of Frederick Douglass.”
Mitchell has been writing a series about race and racism that has been on the forefront of HBO since it premiered last summer.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly in September, Mitchell explained that she wanted the show to tackle the book in a more personal way, as opposed to making a “moral” point about slavery and the Civil War.
She said the story “was not a story about racism or slavery or the Confederacy,” but rather a story of an American family coming to terms with the death of a loved one.
Mitchell told EW that she found the book to be “one of those stories where we’re trying to understand who our ancestors are and what happened to them.”
The story follows the family of the Douglass family, a “renegade” who has been exiled from the United States to Cuba, where they learn about slavery through reading the book.
Mitchell said that the family learns “about slavery” when they find out that a black woman named Harriet Tubman was being sold into slavery, which she said is a “horrible thing.”
Mitchell’s show is set to debut in September.
She told EW the book was written by “an incredible African American woman,” but “her words were a little too literal.”
Mitchell also said she was inspired by the film “Black Mirror,” in which a “black woman” writes about her life and experiences, and her character is “very human.”
She also praised the way the movie and HBO show approached the subject of slavery and slavery abolition.
“I really love ‘The Lost Land,'” Mitchell said.
“When you see ‘The Color Purple,’ the ‘Lost Land’ is an incredible, amazing movie.
I thought, Well, ‘Black Mirror’ did this and ‘The Black Mirror’ does that and that’s why they’re doing this.
They’re doing all of these incredible things.”
Mitchell is the co-creator of HBO’s “Real Time,” which is based on the book of the same name.
Mitchell also appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday to talk about the show’s second season.
The show has been in development for more than a year, and Mitchell and executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman revealed in a tweet that the show will premiere sometime in September 2017.
Mitchell shared a few highlights from the interview with EW.
Mitchell: We’re trying something new, really interesting.
I want to tell a story that’s different from anything else, because I don’t know what we’re going to do in the series.
We’re going out on a limb here, and it’s not going to be the usual TV fare, but we’re really interested in exploring things that are more in the realm of narrative, and how we think about narrative, how we get there.
We want to explore things like: What is our relationship to the narrative?
What does the story of our family mean to us?
What is it about our story that is relevant to us in terms of how we relate to each other?
We want it to be a place where we are all a part of the story, which is different than what we’ve seen on the big screen before.
Mitchell revealed that the book will be a different format than “The Black Queen” or “The Lost Kingdom.”
Mitchell said the show is not a “slice of life” type show.
Mitchell explained: The book is very much a novel, but the book is not just about the family and the history and the family.
It’s about the people that we’ve met and the people who we’ve interacted with in our lives and what we think of them.
That’s why we are telling it in a different form.
We don’t want it being just a novel.
Mitchell added that the novel will not be “just about the story.
It is a story.
The book tells a story, but it is also a commentary on that story, on how it affects us, on what we are and how it feels to be in that situation.”
Mitchell will be appearing on the HBO series as well.
Mitchell will join other cast members on the show including Lizzie Pritchard and Jaden Smith, who plays a young black man named “Jack” in the book series.
The series will also be produced by David Simon, the creator of “The Wire,” and David Simon’s son-in-law and “The Simon Property” co-executive producer, Simon.
The network has not yet announced an opening date for the show.