When their estranged mother dies, Byron and Benny are left with a flash drive in which she finally reveals the many secrets of her life in Hulu’s upcoming series, Black Cake.
Based on the best-selling novel by Charmaine Wilkerson, the story takes place across continents and spans decades as Eleanor – born Covey – describes her life to her kids after she has passed away.
Starting with Covey’s youth and early marriage in Jamaica in the late 1960s, the series follows her through Rome, Scotland, England and finally to Southern California, where she makes her life.
Black Cake stars Mia Isaac, Adrienne Warren, Chipo Chung, Ashley Thomas, Lashay Anderson, Faith Alabi and Glynn Turman, as well as recurring guest stars Ahmed Eljah, Simon Wan and Sonita Henry.
Marissa Jo Cerar serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, Aaron Kaplan, Carla Gardini, Brian Morewitz, Charmaine Wilkerson and Michael Lohmann. Black Cake is a Two Drifters, ABC Signature, Harpo Films and Kapital Entertainment production
The first three episodes of the series will release on Wednesday, November 1 on Hulu, with the series finale coming out on Wednesday, December 6.