King - The Miniseries

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  • 1978
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (430)

King - The Miniseries is an American television miniseries that premiered in 1978. Produced by Orion Pictures, it stars Paul Winfield as Martin Luther King Jr., with Cicely Tyson as his wife, Coretta Scott King. The miniseries chronicles King's life and the challenges he faced while leading the American civil rights movement in the 1960s.

The show uses archival footage and dramatizations to portray key events in King's life, including his leadership in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, his legendary "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, and his assassination in 1968. The miniseries also delves into King's personal life, highlighting his struggles with infidelity, as well as the strain the movement put on his family.

Winfield's portrayal of King is powerful and nuanced, capturing the civil rights leader's charisma and eloquence. Likewise, Tyson's performance as Coretta Scott King is equally impressive, showcasing the emotional depth of a woman dealing with both personal and public strife.

One notable aspect of the miniseries is its attention to detail. The show features authentic period costumes, sets, and music, creating an immersive portrayal of the civil rights era. In addition, the script incorporates real speeches and quotes from King, giving viewers a sense of the passion and eloquence that marked his leadership.

Overall, King - The Miniseries is a compelling and powerful portrayal of one of America's most important historical figures. While it is not without its critics -- some have accused it of taking liberties with the facts or overly dramatizing certain events -- the series remains a landmark achievement in the history of television.

At the time of its release, King - The Miniseries was praised for its bold and honest depiction of King's life and legacy. It was nominated for several Emmy Awards and won a Peabody Award for its historical accuracy and artistic merit. Despite being over 40 years old, the miniseries remains a relevant and poignant reminder of the struggles and achievements of the civil rights movement, and the enduring legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

King - The Miniseries is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on February 14, 1978.

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Dreamer and Inspiration, Pt. 3
3. Dreamer and Inspiration, Pt. 3
February 14, 1978
Part Three of this historic mini-series revolves around Dr. King's incredible gift of getting his message of 'equality for all' into the mainstream media, which not only angered many white people, but some government officials as well, and ultimately lead to his assassination.
The Rise to Leadership, Pt. 2
2. The Rise to Leadership, Pt. 2
February 13, 1978
Part Two of this mini-series covers Dr. King's rise in popularity as a civil rights leader, and the inherit hardships he had to endure from many in the white society who did not want him to succeed.
Minister, Pt. 1
1. Minister, Pt. 1
February 14, 1978
Part One of this mesmerizing three-part mini-series chronicles Martin Luther King's early days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the 1950s, where King begins to build a following by arranging peaceful protests to try and undo the injustices bestowed upon people of color.
Where to Watch King - The Miniseries
King - The Miniseries is available for streaming on the Orion Pictures website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch King - The Miniseries on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 14, 1978
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (430)