Life Story of Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire Coming to HBO Max
In SummaryJeremiah Hamilton, one of the first Black millionaires and the first to obtain the title through Wall Street, is the subject of an HBO Max series executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and Don Cheadle.
Jeremiah Hamilton, a Haitian immigrant, was Wall Street’s first Black millionaire, generating fortune through questionable and frequently unlawful techniques such as defrauding insurance firms and profiting from others’ losses—and his story will be told on HBO Max.
Variety reported that The Other Hamilton, a drama series about the life of the “Prince of Darkness,” will be executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and Don Cheadle. “Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire,” written by Shane White, is the basis for the show.
Soderbergh previously inked a multi-year overall contract with HBO and HBO Max, which allows him to develop television shows for both platforms, as well as a first-look deal for films.
The Other Hamilton marks the latest collaboration between the pair, as Cheadle previously appeared in numerous of Soderbergh’s films, including Out of Sight, Traffic and most recently, HBO’s Max feature No Sudden Move.
Cheadle is presently starring in the Showtime series Black Monday and is the narrator of ABC’s The Wonder Years revival. In 2019, he founded This Radicle Act, which has a first-look deal with Industrial Media to produce television and internet content.