Will Smith will host a new Netflix documentary series, Amend: The Fight for America, will be about what it is to be an American. Will Smith is the executive producer along with Larry Wilmore. The six-part series will launch February 17 to the streaming platform. A teaser featuring some of Hollywood’s brightest stars was released.
The series will include Samuel L. Jackson, Yara Shahidi, Diane Lane, Pedro Pascal and Mahershala Ali. They are showcased reciting speeches and writings from the Fourteenth Amendment’s impassioned supporters and adversaries like Frederick Douglass, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Andrew Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The official statement about the series is as follows.
When the United States of America was founded, the ideals of freedom and equality did not apply to all people. These are the stories of the brave Americans who fought to right the nation’s wrongs and enshrine the values we hold most dear into the Constitution — with liberty and justice for all.