Right. Of course he is determined to follow the historical references as closely as possible. But, here’s the thing, creatives also have the option to be flexible if they really want to be.

Clearly, he had no desire to do that, which, again, is his right. But, it’s interesting that two non-Black men that could come up with any concept for a show — featuring people of color — decide to give slavery a much needed update.

Because they can.

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