‘The Big Cigar’: How to Watch the Huey P. Newton Series for Free on Apple TV+

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.

The Big Cigar, a limited series centered around Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton, premieres on Apple TV+ on Friday (May 17).

More from Billboard

According to the series description, Apple TV+ details a “wild caper of Black Panther founder Newton escaping from the FBI to Cuba with the assistance of famed producer Bert Schneider in an impossibly elaborate plan — involving a fake movie production — that goes wrong every way it possibly can.”

The cast includes André Holland, Alessandro Nivola, Tiffany Boone, P. J. Byrne, Marc Menchaca, Moses Ingram, Rebecca Dalton, Olli Haaskivi, Jordane Christie and Glynn Turman. Don Cheadle directs the first two episodes of the series, which is set in the year 1974 and based on a 2012 Playboy article of the same name.

Keep reading for ways to stream The Big Cigar.

How to Stream The Big Cigar on Apple TV+

The first two episodes of The Big Cigar premiere Friday on Apple TV+. If you’re not subscribed to Apple TV+, you can stream the episodes with a free trial.

Apple TV+ is free for the first week, and just $6.99/month after that. Want to extend your free trial? Apple customers can get three months free with the purchase of an eligible Apple device, or a free month trial when you sign up for Apple One to bundle Apple TV+ with up to five other services.

apple tv+ free trial

What can you watch on Apple TV+? The streamer offers one of the best collections of exclusive contact including movies, sports and bingeworthy TV series such as Loot, Sugar, Palm Royale, Acapulco, Blade Runner 2049, Franklin, High Desert, Silo, Shrinking, The Big Door Prize, Hollywood Con Queen, Manhunt, Masters of Air, Bad Sisters, Ted Lasso, Severance, Schmigadoon!, The Morning Show and Dark Matter.

You can access Apple TV+  on an iPhone, iPad, MacBook and smart TVs such as Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and Toshiba, along with Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices and Chromecast with Google TV. Apple TV+ is also available on PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles.

Watch the trailer for The Big Cigar below.