Blavity’s Shadow and Act has an exclusive preview of this week’s finale episode of Apple TV+’s Huey P. Newton series, The Big Cigar, starring André Holland and Tiffany Boone.

In the below clip,  Huey and Gwen struggle to make their way through deep waves amid their escape. The episode drops this Friday.

The series also stars Alessandro Nivola, Tiffany Boone, PJ Byrne, Marc Menchaca, Moses Ingram, Rebecca Dalton, Olli Haaskivi, Jordane Christie and Glynn Turman.

Here’s the official description:

Based on the magazine article of the same name by Joshuah Bearman (Argo), who also serves as executive producer, The Big Cigar tells the incredible true story of Hollywood revolution meeting social revolution. It’s a wild caper about Black Panther founder Huey P. 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.

In an interview earlier in the season, Holland told us that learning more about Newton, such as him being an introvert and disliking public speaking, helped him zone in on the man behind the narrative we all know.

“That internal tension between his feelings about himself and how he wants to live in the world versus what’s expected of him,” Holland shared. “These images that got created of him in the wicker chair with the gun in the spear, you know, became so iconic that he had to live up to that or felt he had to live up to that to keep things going.”

Janine Sherman Barrois is the series’ showrunner. The series is from Warner Bros. Television, where Sherman Barrois and her Folding Chair Productions banner have an overall deal. Sherman Barrois and Jim Hecht (who penned the first episode) executive produce alongside Bearman, Joshua Davis and Arthur Spector through their production company, Epic.