|Exterminate All the Brutes|
|Written by||Raoul Peck|
|Directed by||Raoul Peck|
|Music by||Alexei Aigui|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Running time||59-60 minutes|
|Original release||April 7 –|
April 8, 2021
Exterminate All the Brutes is an internationally co-produced documentary miniseries revolving around colonization and genocide, directed by Raoul Peck. The series consists of 4 episodes and premiered in the United States on April 7, 2021, on HBO. It will premiere in the United Kingdom on May 1, 2021, on Sky Documentaries.
The series follows colonization and multiple genocides, and the effect of both, alongside imperialism and white supremacy.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||"Part One"||Raoul Peck||April 7, 2021||0.081|
|2||"Part Two"||Raoul Peck||April 7, 2021||0.125|
|3||"Part Three"||Raoul Peck||April 8, 2021||0.137|
|4||"Part Four"||Raoul Peck||April 8, 2021||0.136|
Raoul Peck began working on the project after an executive at HBO agreed to produce a documentary of his on any topic. The series is based on the books Exterminate All the Brutes by Sven Lindqvist, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and Silencing the Past by Michel-Rolph Trouillot.
In February 2020, it was announced Raoul Peck would direct a 4-episode documentary series revolving around colonization and genocide for HBO, with HBO Documentary Films set to produce, with Josh Hartnett set to star as the lead in scripted scenes.
Exterminate All the Brutes received positive reviews from film critics. It holds a 82% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 22 reviews, with a weighted average of 7.71/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "While Exterminate All the Brutes perhaps packs a little too much into its limited runtime, it remains a powerful, necessary examination of the horrors of historical colonialism and its lingering impact on the world today." On Metacritic, the series holds a rating of 83 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".