The trailer for Hulu‘s timely new comedy ‘Woke’ trailer opens with all too familiar scene of police violence.
Keith Knight’s life has inspired the series. New Girl favourite Lamorne Morris stars in the series as Keef. Morris plays the character of a Black cartoonist who likes to keep his work ‘light’. But everything changes in his life when police suspect him for a robbery.Lamorne Morris in Woke
The baseless allegations leave Keef literally “woke” to the racial injustices around him.
The first season will premiere on September 8 with eight-episode. The trailer suggests Woke will adeptly balance humor with the serious topics of police brutality, cultural appropriation, and racism.
Woke: So what is the story all about?
Knight previously created The K Chronicles and The Knight Life, which are mixed autobiographical elements with smart takes on social justice. Knight beautifully blends the animated elements with live-action storytelling. The trailer offers a glimpse at how the melding of the two genres will work when Keef begins to communicate with inanimate objects after being wrongfully arrested by the police. “Once your eyes are open, you can’t unsee,” Keef is told in the clip.
Woke is a story of a cartoonist on the rise. He must now navigate the new voices and ideas that confront and challenge him, all without setting aflame everything he’s already built. These ideas will ignite from unexpected resources. Firstly, for instance, a glass bottle, which informs Keef that the policeman played a game on him. Secondly, a trashcan, which points out the “gentrifying devils” taking over his local barbershop.Lamorne Morris in Woke
Morris returns to TV in ‘Woke’ after appearing in all seven seasons of New Girl. Earlier this year, Morris spoke against the police brutality following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis.
‘Woke’ will focus on the injustices and prejudices surrounding the lives of minorities and how they suffer the ill-treatment.