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From the film set of ‘The Good Lord Bird’

On set of Ethan Hawke's ‘The Good Lord Bird' with Virginia showrunner Mark Richard

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Steve Zahn, who plays pro-slavery gunslinger Chase in the series, chats with Richard on the Powhatan set. “The Good Lord Bird,” though based on a book about abolitionist John Brown, is actually a comedy.

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Mark Richard, who was raised in Virginia, is the showrunner and screenwriter on “Good Lord Bird,” the Showtime series with Ethan Hawke filming in Virginia this summer.

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L-R, James McBride and Mark Richard on location for filming “Good Lord Bird,” the Showtime series in Powhatan VA Tues. Aug. 27, 2019.

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“The Good Lord Bird” executive producer Marshall Persinger and screenwriter-showrunner Mark Richard confer on the set that’s turned a Powhatan cornfield into a frontier town.

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Mark Richard, a Virginia native, is the showrunner and screenwriter on "Good Lord Bird," the Showtime series with Ethan Hawke filming in Virginia this summer.

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Colleen Curran covers arts and entertainment for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She writes the weekly column Top Five Weekend Events.

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