Barry Jenkins: News

01 May 2024

Walt Disney Studios

Barry Jenkins defends role in Disney's 'Mufasa: The Lion King'

Acclaimed director Barry Jenkins recently responded to criticism over his involvement in Disney's live-action prequel, Mufasa: The Lion King.

10 Sep 2022


Disney announces 'Mufasa: The Lion King' at D23 Expo

Disney's biggest fan event, the D23 Expo, is off to a splendid start!

17 May 2021

Amazon Prime Video

'The Underground Railroad' first impression: An unsettling take on slavery

Heads up, this is not a series for the faint of heart.

06 May 2021

Amazon Prime Video

Barry Jenkins talks about his limited series 'The Underground Railroad'

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins says his upcoming limited series The Underground Railroad, about a woman's struggle to escape slavery in search of freedom in the Antebellum South, is his way of honoring and recontextualizing the history of people who came before him.

30 Sep 2020


'The Lion King' is getting a sequel: Details here

Looks like Mufasa will roar again with all his might as Disney is planning to make a sequel to The Lion King.