Who doesn’t love a good book-to-screen adaptation? It’s fun to picture characters, locations, and experiences play out on paper, especially if you have a vivid imagination. When those elements have a chance to jump out of the pages and onto a screen, it’s an opportunity to see another interpretation. Hulu has its fair share of page-to-screen media with hit shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, Little Fires Everywhere, and Normal People. The latest to join this stacked lineup is Black Cake, which is based on Charmaine Wilkerson’s bestselling novel and arrives on Hulu November 1. However, if you’re an avid reader who just so happens to have a premium membership at Barnes & Noble, you won’t have to wait until next month to watch.
Starting October 22, Barnes and Noble members have the exclusive opportunity to stream the first two episodes of Black Cake on Hulu. That’s over a week before its big premiere! The episodes will be available at 3:00 a.m. EST. This marks an extension of the partnership between Hulu and Barnes & Noble that’s made a streak of must-see TV over the years. A premium membership for the book retailer is $39.99 per year and includes exclusive discounts, early access, free shipping, and more. Plus, an annual canvas tote!
About Black Cake on Hulu
Based on The New York Times-bestselling book by Charmaine Wilkerson, Black Cake is a family drama wrapped in a murder mystery from Marissa Jo Cerar, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Featuring a diverse cast of characters and a global setting, the story takes place in Jamaica, Italy, Scotland, England and Southern California. Cerar wrote the adaptation and serves as a showrunner on the series, which spans decades.
In the late 1960s, a runaway bride named Covey disappears into the surf off the coast of Jamaica. She’s feared drowned or fugitive on the run for her husband’s murder. In present day California, a widow named Eleanor Bennett, loses her battle with cancer. She leaves her two estranged children, Byron and Benny, a flash drive that holds previously untold stories of her journey from the Caribbean to America. These stories, narrated by Eleanor, shock her children and challenge everything they thought they knew about their family’s origin.
You can check out more novels with Hulu adaptations in Barnes & Noble’s Page-to-Screen Collection. It includes titles like Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things (one of my personal favorites), Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, and The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris.
Header: Black Cake (Hulu)