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Don Cheadle, Steven Soderbergh to Team Up on HBO Max Show About ‘Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire’

Don Cheadle and Steven Soderbergh

Don Cheadle and Steven Soderbergh

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Hollywood heavyweights Don Cheadle and Steven Soderbergh will executive produce a drama series based on the life of Jeremiah Hamilton, a Wall Streeter who in the 1800s became one of the first Black millionaires in the U.S., per a Variety report. The series is set to air on HBO Max, the streaming wing of HBO which is owned by WarnerMedia.

The series comes from executive producers Keith Josef Adkins, Ashley Nicole Black, and Carlos Foglia, all of whom shared the report on Twitter. “When someone says Don Cheadle and Steven Soderbergh wanna meet — cut them off there and get the zoom link asap,” Black, a writer on HBO Max’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” wrote.