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Sarah Nicolas is a recovering mechanical engineer, library event planner, and author who lives in Orlando with a 60-lb mutt who thinks he’s a chihuahua. Sarah writes YA novels as Sarah Nicolas and romance under the name Aria Kane. When not writing, they can be found playing volleyball or drinking wine. Find them on Twitter @sarah_nicolas.

Sarah Nicolas

Staff Writer

Sarah Nicolas is a recovering mechanical engineer, library event planner, and author who lives in Orlando with a 60-lb mutt who thinks he’s a chihuahua. Sarah writes YA novels as Sarah Nicolas and romance under the name Aria Kane. When not writing, they can be found playing volleyball or drinking wine. Find them on Twitter @sarah_nicolas.

HBO’s adaption of the critically acclaimed bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot will premiere April 22, 2017 at 8pm. The book is about the legacy of Henrietta Lacks and the immortal cell line taken from her cervical cancer cells in 1951 without her consent.

Directed by George C. Wolfe, the movie stars Oprah Winfrey, Damages‘s Rose Byrne, Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Courtney B. Vance. The film follows Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey) as she searches alongside journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne) to understand how the mother she never knew led to the development of the AIDS cocktail, chemo treatments, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.

So what do you think? Will you be watching on April 22nd?

Find all of our coverage on the book and adaptation here