The journey of Keith Knight, a noted political cartoonist, to where he is today with his work was already pretty timely before 2020. Yet, it’s even more timely than ever as there does seem to be a worldwide awakening that’s here to stay to how deep and embedded divisions between race really are.
So, Hulu has a series following that very journey with Woke. It, of course, follows a black cartoonist who gets “woke”/radicalized after being racially profiled by the police. As it’s focused on an animator, reality does get bent in more ways than one and there are echoes of the sort of magical realism of Sorry To Bother You. Starring Lamorne Morris as Keef, this series seems to reckon with everything that’s in upheaval right now (except for COVID-19).
See a bit of Woke for yourself here, then look for all episodes to begin streaming on Sept. 9th.