No, the reason this series is so problematic, particularly in Egypt, is encapsulated in the words of its producer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife. It is important to tell “stories about black queens,” she said. Pinkett Smith appears to assume that, just because Cleopatra was African, she was black.
This is very, very, African American. Entirely disregarding that the Egyptians used to go on slave trading expeditions down into Black Africa……Nubia being just the start of it….