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Kerry Washington knocks it out of the park with American Son

Instep Today
By NewsBytes
Thu, 10, 19

After starring in Shondha Rhimes’ political TV series Scandal on ABC network for seven seasons as a ‘fixer’ – and as the first woman to star in a network show in the lead in 50 years – Kerry Washington signed on to star in a Hulu series based on a book – in association with Reese Witherspoon.

But since Scandal, she has gone on to star in a Broadway play called American Son that has gained so much acclaim that it has been converted into a Netflix television event.

Steven Pasquale and Kerry Washington essay two parents who are looking for their missing son, who is biracial. Said to be a commentary on identity, and loss, the TV movie – adapted from the play – made its debut at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) earlier this year.

In the series, the parents – no longer together – reunited as their teenage son goes missing in South Florida. Written by Christopher Demos-Brown, Kerry Washington plays Kendra Ellis-Connor who is stunning in the trailer. She is also one of the executive producers under her Simpson Street Company.