Posted on 04/05/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ken Burns’s latest documentary series, Hemingway, premieres tonight on PBS.

And, according to NPR reviewer David Bianculli, it’s well worth watching.

A star-studded voice cast is there to breathe life into not just Ernest Hemingway (read by Jeff Daniels), but also into his four wives.

Keri Russell voices Hadley Richardson; Patricia Clarkson, Pauline Pfeiffer; Meryl Streep, Martha Gellhorn; and Mary-Louise Parker, Mary Welsh.

If you tune in, adds Bianculli, don’t expect a whitewashing of Hemingway the person — but do expect an honest depiction that “enhances our understanding of the man.”

Hemingway received the Pulitzer Prize in literature for The Old Man and the Sea and is also critically praised for For Whom the Bell TollsA Farewell to Arms, and The Sun Also Rises.

The three-part docuseries is available to watch live or stream starting today at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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