Based on The New York Times-bestselling book by Charmaine Wilkerson, “Black Cake” is a family drama wrapped in a murder mystery with a diverse cast of characters and a global setting, from Marissa Jo Cerar, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, and Aaron Kaplans’ Kapital Entertainment. The story takes place in Jamaica, Rome, Scotland, England and Southern California. Cerar wrote the adaptation and serves as showrunner on the series, which spans decades. In the late 1960s, a runaway bride named Covey disappears into the surf off the coast of Jamaica and is feared drowned or a fugitive on the run for her husband’s murder. Fifty years later in California, a widow named Eleanor Bennett, loses her battle with cancer, leaving her two estranged children, Byron and Benny, a flash drive that holds previously untold stories of her journey from the Caribbean to America. These stories, narrated by Eleanor, shock her children and challenge everything they thought they knew about their family’s origin.
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The Bennett siblings reel from Byron's arrest while getting the shock of their life when meeting their biological sister on Black Cake Season 1 Episode 6. Our review!
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Black Cake Review: Covey's Legacy Expands
Shockwaves hit the Bennett siblings after learning about another child on Black Cake Season 1 Episode 5, while a new character emerges as the story unfolds. Our review!
Black Cake Review: Mrs. Bennett
Covey and Gibbs have an overdue reunion that leads them down a shocking path on Black Cake Season 1 Episode 4, while we learn how Benny became estranged. Our review!
Black Cake Series Premiere Review: Isaac's Compelling Performance Elevates Ambitious, Complex Family Drama
The three-episode premiere of Black Cake takes us on an incredibly complex, dense, time-spanning journey that shines best when focused on Covey's journey. Our review!