Watch Sophie Okonedo in Original Miniseries ‘The Slap’
NBC recently premiered the American version of the Australian miniseries ‘The Slap’ which has been showing good ratings in the US. Thandie Newton is taking on the role that Sophie Okonedo played in the Aussie one.
Since the premiere, Hulu.com has purchased the rights to the original miniseries and it is available to watch.
If you are not familiar with ‘The Slap’, it is based on the award winning novel by Christos Tsiolkas that follows the consequences that a group event of family and friends has on a man that slaps a child that is not his son. Clearly mortified, the boy’s parents involve the police and legal action takes place, where questions and topics of parenting come into play, as well as race, class, sexuality and the different perspectives of men and women are challenged.
The two Brit ladies play the role ‘Aisha’, who’s event for her husband’s birthday is where the altercation took place and leaves her torn between loyalties and friendships.
The original series received a BAFTA nomination for Best International Program and in addition won 5 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television awards including Best Miniseries.
Not sure if you can watch it on Hulu but I’m sure we all know other places on the web we might be able to have a watch…
– Roxanne McKenzie