WATCH: Check out the explosive trailer for BET’s new slave series ‘The Book Of Negroes’

BET plans to mix things up a bit by tapping Louis Gossett Jr and Cuba Gooding Jr to star in their new slave series ‘The Book Of Negroes’ that is based off of the popular Lawrence Hill novel of the same name..

The 6 episode series is set to air on the network throughout Black History Month and will follow the life of Aminata Diallo who fought to find her way to freedom after being kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa and enslaved in South Carolina. Will you be watching?