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Black Cake

Black Cake

  • Premiered: 
    November 1, 2023
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  • Network: Hulu
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2022 book (Black Cake) by Charmaine Wilkerson 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Based on Charmaine Wilkerson's 2022 novel of the same name and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, BLACK CAKE is a family drama series wrapped in a murder mystery with a diverse cast of characters and a global setting, with the story spanning decades and taking place in Jamaica, Italy, Scotland, England, and Southern California. In the late 1960s, a runaway bride named Covey disappears into the surf off the coast of Jamaica and is feared drowned or a fugitive on the run for her husband's murder. In present day California, a widow named Eleanor Bennett loses her battle with cancer, leaving 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. The first three episodes of BLACK CAKE dropped on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 on Hulu, with a new installment dropping weekly through December 6.
On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, Hulu released "Nine Night," the season finale of BLACK CAKE. After Eleanor's funeral, Byron and Benny finally learn the truth about the murder on the night of their mother's wedding.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Two Drifters
  • Produced by Harpo Studios (as Harpo Films)
  • Produced by ABC Signature Studios
  • Produced by Kapital Entertainment