Common brings a layered intensity to a very complex role,’ Joel Stillerman,
AMC’s VP of programming, said in an interview. “This part required someone who can transcend the stereotypes of the period and bring the character to life in a truly unique way, and he brings that.”
According to reliable sources, Common will play Elam, a freed slave who ventures to the west to seek work and establish a life for himself. The half-black, half-white character will deal with the mixed race trials and tribulations.
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